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ericpeltier 08-18-2016 05:22 PM

Safety Chain attachment
My trailer came complete with safety chain attachments that were ripped off. No, I don't know why.

I am going to have some new loops welded on. Loops like:

but smaller than that.

My welder friend is asking if i want them stick welded on or wire-feed welded on.


featherbedder 08-18-2016 05:27 PM

I like wire feed but use both.

cliffcharb 08-18-2016 05:29 PM

That's a weird question??? It's like your mechanic asking ratchet or wrench.

cliffcharb 08-18-2016 07:57 PM

Seriously though, if he's good with a welder it should t matter. Migs tend to be used indoors so the shielding gas doesn't get blown away. I would think he'd use a stick

ROBERT CROSS 08-19-2016 06:38 AM

Just what I would do...
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.....don't weld those screw type links.

Type of weld....Quality.

Get the proper rated chain, have two of the links welded directly to the frame.

Or as AS does....


Bob662 08-19-2016 07:57 AM

+1 for Bob Cross's solution. Do it right the first time or you'll get to do it again, later.

I've always used stick when my life depended on it, because it's easier to get weld penetration. Mig is great for sticking two pieces of metal together where a weld failure isn't catastrophic, or for welding thinner stock.

Be sure your guy removes the paint in weld area. As soon as the weld is completed and the slag removed, paint spray the weldment while it's still hot. If it cools without being painted it will draw moisture into the weld and you'll fight rust forever.

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