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Old 04-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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you need to tig it with back gassing and 304 rod. 90/10 or 98/2 is good, but the 75/25 will embrittle the weld and allow martisite formation every time... Look it up in the J. F. Lincoln Arc Welding Procedure Manual and follow the procedure if you want a sanitary weld. Sorry

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100% Argon is used when tig welding stainless, and 308L rod is used to weld 304.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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They actually do make a gas-less flux core wire for welding stainless with a mig. I do know it's incredibly expensive though. Like $20 a pound.

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:03 AM   #13
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For now I got a weldless fitting for it since its just the HLT. Once I get the proper gas I'll give it another go. Really just want to see if I can make it work with a MIG welder if at all possible since its what I have.

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