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Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:00 AM
Normen Strobel
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welder's rods

I'm currently building the ailerons for my Stuka and the plans say to use
3/32 Welder's rods as the hinge pins. What are welder's rods, are they
flexible, stronger? How do they compare with Music Wire?

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Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:00 AM
James Holbrook
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Re: welder's rods

They are not tempered steel so they are easier to bend and thread if you
need to. Have used them fro years so they are plenty strong.


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> I'm currently building the ailerons for my Stuka and the plans say to use
> 3/32 Welder's rods as the hinge pins. What are welder's rods, are they
> flexible, stronger? How do they compare with Music Wire?
>
> --
> Normen Strobel
> nstrobel@email.uophx.edu
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:01 AM
Mitch
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Re: welder's rods

They're talking about gas welding rod. Normally is copper coated mild
steel, normally in 36" lengths. Much more ductile than music wire. Can be
cut and threaded.

Rein

"Normen Strobel" <nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote in message
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> I'm currently building the ailerons for my Stuka and the plans say to use
> 3/32 Welder's rods as the hinge pins. What are welder's rods, are they
> flexible, stronger? How do they compare with Music Wire?
>
> --
> Normen Strobel
> nstrobel@email.uophx.edu
>
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:01 AM
Normen Strobel
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Re: welder's rods

Thanks. Where can I get them, will Home Depot or Lowes carry them?

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> They are not tempered steel so they are easier to bend and thread if you
> need to. Have used them fro years so they are plenty strong.
>
>
> "Normen Strobel" <nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote in message
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> > I'm currently building the ailerons for my Stuka and the plans say to

use
> > 3/32 Welder's rods as the hinge pins. What are welder's rods, are they
> > flexible, stronger? How do they compare with Music Wire?
> >
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Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:01 AM
Pjtg0707
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Re: welder's rods

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:34:39 -0400, "Normen Strobel"
<nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote:

>Thanks. Where can I get them, will Home Depot or Lowes carry them?


Home Depot carries mostly spools of wires for either MIG or fluxcore
welding. You want either gas welding or TIG welding rods. Your best
bet is to get them from a welding supply house by the box. Your best
bet is to get regular wires in smalll quantities from hobby shop if
don't plan on using the whole box for weldng.


Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:01 AM
emcook@yahoo.com
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Re: welder's rods

In rural area's most feed & seed, farm/gardern, tractor implement,
auto parts stores, welding supply, and local hardware stores keep them
in stock.

Northern Hydraulic's or Tractor Supply Co. would be 2 chain stores
that should stock them.

Lowes, Home Depot many have some of the small packs of 12" rods.


On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:34:39 -0400, "Normen Strobel"
<nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote:

>Thanks. Where can I get them, will Home Depot or Lowes carry them?


Old Jul 23, 2003, 04:01 AM
Fred McClellan
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Re: welder's rods

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 12:50:52 -0400, "Normen Strobel"
<nstrobel@nospam.zoominternet.net> wrote:

>I'm currently building the ailerons for my Stuka and the plans say to use
>3/32 Welder's rods as the hinge pins. What are welder's rods, are they
>flexible, stronger? How do they compare with Music Wire?


Welder's rods are . . . . rods welders use.

Alloy steel in various flavors, not heat treated. You can get bronze
and aluminum alloys as well, but that wouldn't do for hinge pins.

Buy 'em by the pound in any half-decent welding supply shop.

Don't bother with BORG rods, they'll likely be flux coated and you
want the bare rods.

I use 1/8" rods for making 4-40 threaded stuff.
Cheers,
Fred McClellan
the dash plumber at mindspring dot com

 


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