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  • What type of welding electrode will be suitable for welding rails?

    Who has the experience?

  • #2
    What kind of rails? thickness.....use?

    This should probably be in the Stick Welders thread....you'd get more responses.

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    • #3
      Almost like asking which finger is better for poking?

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      • #4
        OU812, Type 43, obviously.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rangerhgm View Post
          What kind of rails? thickness.....use?

          This should probably be in the Stick Welders thread....you'd get more responses.
          Rail, I have a few tracks. have to be welded together one by one.

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          • #6
            Still have no idea.....tracks?

            What kind of tracks?

            How thick are they?

            What will they be used for?

            Will there be a lot of stress on them, i.e., structural components?

            You need to be a lot more specific.

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            • #7
              Railroad-type rails? Those are generally medium high carbon (unless they are antique iron rails). Use a low hydrogen electrode, and some preheat couldn't hurt.
              --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

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              • #8
                what about flash butt welding?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lincy View Post
                  what about flash butt welding?
                  Do you mean exothermic?...

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exothermic_welding

                  Dale
                  Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

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