Can I use zinc for this?

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Can I use zinc for this?

Post by 12ring » November 22nd, 2017, 11:14 am

I want to drill a hole in my air intake wheel at about the point you see the head of the lag bolt. I’m going to cut off the lag bolt head and chop off a few inches of thread. Then run the bolt in the hole. Then I’m going to weld in the hole from the inside and grind it smooth. The reason I’m using a bolt is because I want to cut a piece of elk antler to screw into it and use the antler as my handle. Now that you know my plan, the question is,


Imagecan I use a zinc bolt for that? They had stainless bolts but I’m not sure if I can use a stick welder to weld stainless or not. Thanks for any info.


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Re: Can I use zinc for this?

Post by Big T » November 22nd, 2017, 2:59 pm

I don't see any issues with using it.


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Re: Can I use zinc for this?

Post by Bricklayer2 » November 22nd, 2017, 8:23 pm

You can weld stainless with a stick welder. I have used 6013 rod in a pinch to weld stainless to carbon steel but the weld will not be stainless. You can purchase stainless rods but they are pricey. That said I cannot see any problem with a coated lag bolt on the outside :kewl:



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Re: Can I use zinc for this?

Post by Bricklayer2 » November 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm

Looking at your application you could use a handrail bolt, it has a wood thread to anchor to a stud wall on one end and a machine thread to bolt to the handrail on the other end if you do not want the lag bolt head showing.



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