Welding 304 Stainless Steel

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Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by Bricklayer2 » November 12th, 2017, 7:19 pm

I have some 304 Stainless Steel both 12 AND 14 gauge for the CC on my build. What size mig wire will be best to use? How many 2 lb. spools do you think I need? I have read where I need 308L SS spool for stainless to stainless welding and 309L for stainless to carbon steel. Does this sound correct? Lastly any tips on mig welding vertical joints? Thanks for all the help!



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Re: Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by Rodcrafter » November 14th, 2017, 6:39 am

I don’t know anything about welding stainless with a mig welder. I do remember that Smoker Tom had made a double pan gravity feed out of stainless he didn’t like it because the seasoning would build up then fall off


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Re: Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by Bricklayer2 » November 14th, 2017, 5:44 pm

Do you think I am making a mistake by using stainless on the cook chamber? If so how about just on the cooking grates? I contacted my local health department and the "really like" the idea of cooking on stainless steel. :oopssign:



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Re: Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by ajfoxy » November 15th, 2017, 1:13 am

I'd just go with the grates... The health dept are generally are only concerned with what the food comes into regular contact with. When I did a DP Gravity Feed for a restaurant they insisted on stainless cooking grates.


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Re: Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by Rodcrafter » November 15th, 2017, 8:21 am

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Re: Welding 304 Stainless Steel

Post by Bricklayer2 » November 15th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Thank you that's what I will do!



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