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How To Get Rid Of Holes In Your Weld

Today, we are going to be giving you tips on how to easily get rid of holes in your weld. Obviously, these holes are an unwanted addition to your finished piece, and there’s nothing that a welding would want more than to have his finished product come out flawlessly. But first, let us define what welding is. Welding is a verb, and it means that it is an act of joining together two pieces or parts of metal with the use of heat or electricity. The goal here is to melt the pieces together to be able to join them by either pressing them together or hitting them with a hammer or something similar.

I have read somewhere that the number of welders in America has been slowly declining over the past years. I can’t help but connect it to the health risks involved in the profession. Plus, it isn’t really an easy job that you can simply learn through reading, and it requires a lot of practice. With the aim of helping you be better in what you do, here are some advices from us:

 

Many welders now advertise the use of copper! Copper is that reddish brownish metal, like the penny. A penny is made from copper. The copper has the chemical element atomic number of 29. That’s not really the point, but just a little trivia. The thing to really remember about copper is that it is an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Since then, this element has been used for electrical wiring (Are you familiar with copper wires?), water piping, and even for corrosion-resistant parts in allows such as brass or bronze. Copper melts at a much higher temperature as compared to steel.

You can use this copper to plug it in the hole you’ve been wanting to plug in. Make sure that you heat it enough until you are able to shape. You can use a glove if it’s too hot for you. Then all you need will be to put it behind the hole, clamp it on behind a body or just there wherever you are currently working.

Next, you will have to weld the steel in the hole, so that the melted steel will fill the space in the whole and fill it in.  A good thing to remember about this is that steel is not going to stick to the copper.

Learning how to get rid of holes in your weld is essential if you want to make it big in the welding profession. It’s a great idea to keep copper lying around in your work space, just in case you need to use it. If you want more tips and tricks, feel free to browse around our website! You can also send us a message or leave a comment or two! See you!