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Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248687 by reible » Mon May 14, 2018 7:25 pm

I stopped by the hardware store to get some sheet metal, I was thinking galvanized but as things go the size I wanted was not in stock. They did have a sheet of this metal they had labeled "weldable" stock. To me it looks like just plain old cold rolled steel. I guess it is weldable stock since it is not plated? Anyway a new term for me.

Going to paint it so it will not rust. How ever the weather is not cooperating today, rain and wind...........

It is an experiment anyway so if there is something else to the weldable thing that will be a problem I can go back and try to find what I set out to get.

Now I have to find my sheet metal gauge to see if it is 26GA like the label on the bin said or more like 22GA which it feels like to me. Who knows maybe the weldable stock is something total different and this piece was just in the wrong place. I would have asked but I doubt anyone would have know much.

Ed

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248688 by jsburger » Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Not sure what the term "weldable" means in this context but here is what Lowes sells. It is described as cold rolled and uncoted and they call it weldable. Another new confusing term to deal with. :eek:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-24-in- ... al/3054577

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248691 by JPG » Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 pm

jsburger wrote:Not sure what the term "weldable" means in this context but here is what Lowes sells. It is described as cold rolled and uncoted and they call it weldable. Another new confusing term to deal with. :eek:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-24-in- ... al/3054577


Sorta like gluten free water. :rolleyes:

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248693 by Gene Howe » Tue May 15, 2018 7:49 am

Is "Saw-able wood" next. Or a T bone steak labled "Edible".

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248694 by Hobbyman2 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:19 am

LOL When I was a kid we planted what they now call annual tomatoes , you could save the seeds and plant them next season ,,now you have to be care full because you may be buying perennials , the seeds wont grow. on a positive note at least things are labeled .

if you cant find your gage here is a chart that you can use with a caliper https://www.archtoolbox.com/materials-s ... guage.html

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248699 by ChrisNeilan » Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 pm

I am guessing it's the lawyers piping in. With the low cost of today's mig welders, many people with no training own them. They probably don't know the dangers of welding galvanized steel. If they sell it as uncoated (weldable), the are covered.

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248705 by skou » Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 pm

reible wrote:I stopped by the hardware store to get some sheet metal, I was thinking galvanized but as things go the size I wanted was not in stock. They did have a sheet of this metal they had labeled "weldable" stock. To me it looks like just plain old cold rolled steel. I guess it is weldable stock since it is not plated? Anyway a new term for me.

Going to paint it so it will not rust. How ever the weather is not cooperating today, rain and wind...........

It is an experiment anyway so if there is something else to the weldable thing that will be a problem I can go back and try to find what I set out to get.

Now I have to find my sheet metal gauge to see if it is 26GA like the label on the bin said or more like 22GA which it feels like to me. Who knows maybe the weldable stock is something total different and this piece was just in the wrong place. I would have asked but I doubt anyone would have know much.

Ed


Ed, if it is 26 Ga, it is going to quite difficult to weld.

You REALLY need a TIG, to even attempt it. MIG or
stick will just burn it up.

steve

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248706 by JPG » Tue May 15, 2018 11:30 pm

I do not think ED is intending to weld anything, but he commented on the description stating it was weldable.

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248719 by reible » Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm

No welding in my future. I did about 3 months as a welder and it is a dirty job and smelly and hot and well I didn't like it all that much. The worst was when I ended up doing a shift with a leaky helmet and woke in the middle of the night with what felt like someone had thrown a hand full of sand in my eyes. That about did it for me.

BTW we use to weld thin metal for practice, back then I could easily weld thinner then 26GA, now I'm sure it would take some practice but after welding for 9 hour shifts for 3 months that is a lot of hours of practice.

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Re: Sheet metal labeled "weldable"

#248723 by Ed in Tampa » Wed May 16, 2018 3:27 pm

reible wrote:No welding in my future. I did about 3 months as a welder and it is a dirty job and smelly and hot and well I didn't like it all that much. The worst was when I ended up doing a shift with a leaky helmet and woke in the middle of the night with what felt like someone had thrown a hand full of sand in my eyes. That about did it for me.

BTW we use to weld thin metal for practice, back then I could easily weld thinner then 26GA, now I'm sure it would take some practice but after welding for 9 hour shifts for 3 months that is a lot of hours of practice.

Ed


Ed I am glad you mentioned welding 26 ga, I have seen it done many times. I even watched a guy do an emergency wield on a motor cycle sheet metal using a gas torch and a coat hanger.
When he was done it looked like a perfect wield. Now if I had attempted it the owner would have to bought a new bike.

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