Originally Posted by davidoft1
with big chucks of cast heating is usually necessary, are you welding to steel posts or cast?
Welding to steel posts that was main problem with different material and the expansion contraction between the two kept fracturing welds
Ended up keeping heat on cast parts as I welded up
This worked quite well but still has to work round I. Small sections
The gates I reduced and repaired were wrought which was relatively easy it was the post tops that were an absolute pig to weld
I just wondered if there was another type of rod specific to joining steel to cast that allowed for the difference in heat dissipation