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Reply #28 - Nov 30th, 2017 at 3:23pm
 
I have been in the shipyard for 40 years and I have seen the best welders come and go, and that pot can be welded by a good welder with NI-ROD which is nickel based and designed for welding cast iron. Wink Is it worth it, not in my opinion.
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Reply #27 - Nov 29th, 2017 at 1:08pm
 
The number visible in the lower left picture (30G) could be the size of the pot, as in 30 gallons.  The double gate mark may have been created by using two different gates in the mold, one for one side, and the other for the other, to insure that the molten iron was evenly distributed.  I have a similarly sized pot that also has the double gate.  This is mere conjecture on my part, but seems plausible upon second thought.
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Reply #26 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 8:42pm
 
C. Perry Rapier wrote on Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:52am:
The repair looks like it has been brazed. And it has been brazed with iron that is of another color so you can see that repair a mile away. And the repair sticks up and away.

If this piece was being brazed so it could be put back in service then I will say this welder did a great job and I applaud his work. However this piece was not welded so it could be put back in service, was it?

As for fixing a piece that is a showpiece I don't think the work is all that good at all. I don't mean to be mean and throw off on this guys work, but I sure don't see anything to brag about. 


It was tig welded with nickle rod. He welded to get enough penetration to hand finish to match the piece. He used very minimal heat as not to cause a major issue with the iron weakening or cracking. I did the bottom side but never did the top left it as welded
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Reply #25 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:52am
 
The repair looks like it has been brazed. And it has been brazed with iron that is of another color so you can see that repair a mile away. And the repair sticks up and away.

If this piece was being brazed so it could be put back in service then I will say this welder did a great job and I applaud his work. However this piece was not welded so it could be put back in service, was it?

As for fixing a piece that is a showpiece I don't think the work is all that good at all. I don't mean to be mean and throw off on this guys work, but I sure don't see anything to brag about.
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Reply #24 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 3:02am
 
Now that is one fine repair. We all need to have a welder like that as a friend.
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Reply #23 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 11:45pm
 
C. Perry Rapier wrote on Sep 6th, 2017 at 12:55am:
Dwayne Henson wrote on Sep 5th, 2017 at 11:58pm:
Do you know a good welder that owes you a favor? 


As many years as I have been involved in cast iron cookware I have always HEARD about cast iron cookware welders BUT, I have never seen a welded piece nor have I EVER met a cast iron cookware welder. They are like elves. Everybody talks about them, everybody knows there are there, but you just never see them. OR you hear about a man that knew a man that knew a man that knew a cast iron welder's brother. But that's as close as I ever got.


Hey Perry this is what you get when a NASCAR trackside welder stops in to visit and you have a proken paddle laying on the bench Cheesy.  Wyatt Swaim is a good friend and customer at the shop for machine work.  Owns http://www.tigdepot.net/
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Reply #22 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 7:57pm
 
Hello Perry, in the old days an alternative to buying pricey  aftermarket cast iron exhaust headers for a six-cylinder inline engine was to take a cutting torch and burn a hole in one end of the stock exhaust manifold, weld on a new outlet utilizing a flange cabbaged from something else, then a blocking plate would be welded in somewhere within the manifold to redirect half of the exhaust gas to that new outlet (sorry, but I don't know that much about it). The resulting racket was something different than that produced by headers and from what I heard growing up, Chevys for some reason had their unique sound. As much as anything, it was a way for kids with little $$$ to get around pricey speed shop equipment.
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Reply #21 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 4:54pm
 
Hello Terry, what does 'somebody was blocking them off ,mean? I've no clue what that means.  Undecided
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Reply #20 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 7:23pm
 
That is so ugly. A good braze would just be a thin brassy colored line.
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Reply #19 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 5:29pm
 
Here's a gas weld on a goose-necked bottom-gated that I gave $5.00 for at a blazing hot country auction on a hillside (with all the CI laid out on two hay wagons). Back in the day, Dad, his brother, and a family friend all ran inline Chevy's with split manifolds, so somebody was blocking them off.
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Reply #18 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 4:44pm
 
Funny thing about Eldora Susan. I knew the man that owed Eldora. But I never went there to a race. Now that man has died and Tony Stewart owns the place. I guess I'm just not a 'motor head'. I'm sure we have people around here who can weld cast iron and such, but I surely don't know of any such person.
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Reply #17 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 4:35pm
 
What's the deal Perry? You live in a town with no fast cars? You're not that far from Eldora Speedway and Lockwood up in Celina has a good rep. I can just see you in a pretty little dirt car with Wags logos.
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Reply #16 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 3:52pm
 
In my other life when I worked, I had Maintenance men who welded a variety of broken or cracked Cast iron parts on various machinery that worked very well.

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Reply #15 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 3:34pm
 
Susan Salsburg wrote on Sep 12th, 2017 at 2:17am:
Check with the local speed shop. Not as esoteric as you all assume.


OH yea, SURE, 'the local speed shop' Grin
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Reply #14 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 4:14am
 
Susan

Your info on having a " Speed Shop" weld it sounds absolutely rock solid, and I will look into it. The fact the you still race a 61 Jaguar however gives away the " method of your madness"!

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Reply #13 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 2:17am
 
Check with the local speed shop. Not as esoteric as you all assume.
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Reply #12 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 2:14am
 
C. Perry Rapier wrote on Sep 12th, 2017 at 12:10am:
I guess they just know how to weld where you are from.


Now Perry...We know how to do a lot of things up here in South Jersey...now that doesn't sound quite right...up here in south Jersey...oh well you get the idea. Tongue
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Reply #11 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 12:10am
 
Hello Susan. You are very fortunate to have access to a welder who can do all the wonderful things you describe in welding. A person who can do all this is rare indeed. Good for you. ME, I have never seen a person who can do all of that. I guess they just know how to weld where you are from.
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Reply #10 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 3:51pm
 
Don't know why this is always such a mystery! No one ever believes me. Find a good car restoration or racing shop. They weld very expensive engine blocks all the time. The block in my 1961 Jaguar had a chunk broken out, fixed for $75 & I'm still racing it. Actually "weld" isn't the right word, "brazing" would be more correct. My race shop put a handle back on a Erie skillet & only a fine line of the brazing shows. Also the hinge on a waffle iron. I touch it up with high-temp paint about once a year, because I cook with it & my hand wears off the paint. For display, a fine line of paint over the braze would last fine. I'd have that pot looking pretty on my front porch in a heartbeat!
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Reply #9 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 3:42am
 
Just reading on how to weld CI brought $ signs floating across my eyes.. have several friends who were professional welders and I dont even want to ask them... just going to band it and give my creative inspiration time to work... say, 10-15 yrs.. Halloween coming up, some dry ice and a witch stirring the pot on the front walk...Hmmmm.
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