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Old 10-16-2007, 06:14 AM   #1
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I have one window frame that has a broken weld on the top piece. I purchased some of that durafix product and have tried unsuccessively to weld the joint back together. I cleaned the joint very well with solvent and tried. I cleaned the durafix back out and created a channel for it to flow into. I tried cleaning the durafix out of the channel I created and used flux to try again. All attempts have failed. The last held the longest... I re-buthayled, installed the gaskets, and got it back in the opening, only to have it break when I opened the operator. I do not know what to do now... I wasted about three hours in the last attempt. Is the right thing to do is take it to a welder? The original joints look like they were just soidered. I read that the frame should be hot enough to melt the rod when it touches and was able to acheive that....
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:59 PM   #2
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You and I hold the distinct position of not having any replies to our pleas of help. I really can't help ypu with your frame except to say that I waste way more time on much less important things than an A/S. OK, I replied to you so that I may hold the sole position of most ignored
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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I would take it to a welder. It may have been brazed it may have been TIG welded.
This is the first time I have seen this thread.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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I was feeling so lonely waiting for a reply... I took it to a welder local to me. It was kind of funny me walking in with two one inch welds while dump truck beds and girder were being repaired, but nothing speaks louder to us blue collar guys than cash. I was told to come back at 12:45 for someone would do it during lunch. Sure enough, two twentys and a big thank you out me and off I went. The welds are not as true as the factory ones were, but it should be fine. Window is back in it's opening right now.
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