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Carolina0341
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 7:21 am    Post subject: Welding a barrel Reply with quote

How hard is it to weld angle to a 55 gallon barrel with a stick welder? Is it even worth trying with a stick?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never actually tried welding on a barrel with a stick, but wouldn't think it would work. Barrel would be too thin, More likely to burn through then actually successfully weld it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't think you could with a stick, mig I couldn't, tig yes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina0341, It is not that hard. I have welded a lot of angle iron, pipe nipples and other flat plate to barrels with stick. On Mrs.K.A.M.'s UDS all the welding was done with stick including the drum top to the barrel lid extension. Choose the right rod and setting and it can be done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks KAM. Its and old lincoln stick welder my buddy is gonna let me use.
I was inspired by someone on this forum that made a 55 gallon grill, just cant find it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carolina0341, just use a low penetrating rod and do stitch and fill welds.
Here is a link to mtrammels grill it might be the one you are thinking of.
http://thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=394420&highlight=#394420
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the one

Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10 10 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good question
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11 10 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
Carolina0341, just use a low penetrating rod and do stitch and fill welds.
Here is a link to mtrammels grill it might be the one you are thinking of.
http://thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=394420&highlight=#394420


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11 10 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...Thanks!
I use a mig with thin wire and gas so cant speak about a stick at all. k.a.m. is the guru there.
I use short quick welds so little heat build up and stay mostly on the thick metal. I try to use the drum rim to make most of the support welds.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20 10 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if you can find an old drum to practice on first or something close to it in thickness. Then you can set up your amps and get a good idea of what it will do before you weld up your project.
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