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    I am looking to weld a swing arm stand for my motorcycle and some of the steel tubing I was looking to possible use is galvanized.

    I was told this is not good since the fumes are toxic.

    Is this true?

    I was looking at 1 and 1\4 conduit that gave me an 1\8 wall, which should be plenty strong enough to support the bike.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Yes - the fumes can kill you in high enough concentration.

    Gring off until shiny and then weld in a well ventillated area. Keep your head out of the smoke.

    Scott
    American Made

    Haul your MX or offroad bike without straps -> www.mxtras.com

    MXtras' Storage Cabinet thread - http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=15905

    MXtras' Storage Cabinet Plans - http://reference.toolandfab.com/writ...nets/index.htm

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    • #3
      the fumes are very toxic I would use stainless then you can tig weld it

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      • #4
        Make sure that when you grind, you see sparks...If not, you are not removiong the galvanizing!!
        Jonesy

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        • #5
          You can weld it, just don't breathe the smoke in.

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the advice.

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