Hole in mixer drum

  1. Tommy 1 New Member

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    Hi.
    New to the forum and to stick welding!
    Builder by trade and trying my hand at stick welding for work and hobby.

    I have a cement mixer with a 10mm hole in the mixer bowl. How would I go about a weld repair? The metal is pretty thin, about 3mm at most.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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  2. steveo3002 Member

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    penny washer and a bolt
     
  3. Jay1st

    Jay1st AdeptusMechanicus wanna be.

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    As said above, bolt and washer should be enough
     
  4. julianf

    julianf Member

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    If it's a mixer on the back of a truck, then the metal will be thicker, but if we are talking a mixer on a stand, it's going to be nowhere even close to 3mm, and, unless you have significant skill, and rods that will start on low amps, you will just end up cutting your way through the drum with the arc.

    (Just as I would if I tried to weld one up like that)
     
  5. Tommy 1 New Member

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    Thanks for replies.
    Yes it's a mixer on a stand, metal is very thin.
    My skill level is non existent!
    Duck tape looking good!
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Welcome aboard, Tommy :waving:. A good crowd on here who are always willing to help, so never be afraid to ask. :thumbup:
     
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  7. tom2207 Member

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    pop past some one who has a mig gun and bung them a few quid , there are times when its just easier , faster and in the end cheaper to pay some one who does this sort of thing day in day out.
    Probably not the answer you want , or pop rivet a patch over it till you do get it welded , it will soon seal up and be grand.

    Where are you , out of interest. May be local to one of us off the forum.
     
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  8. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    id say buy yourself a little arc welder from lidl or an old arc welder at car boot

    best way of learning some stuff also very handy to do other stuff and build certain stuff for yourself

    im a builder myself but i also do other trades as well

    oh and steel doors are better than wood doors to keep your gear safe as well :D
     
  9. johnser

    johnser Member

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    Park the drum with the hole at the bottom and concrete it up! ;)
     
  10. Tommy 1 New Member

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    Thanks for all replies lads.
    I am living in Ireland in the Midlands.
    Self employed Brickie/stonemasom.
    I have bought a Parweld 204 amp stick welder and have recently completed a basic MMA course, so it's early days on the learning curve.
    Great forum with some great info for beginners.
    Good idea filling the bowl with concrete
    Yeah good advice will leave it to the local mig man.
     
  11. tom2207 Member

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    Id have done it if you were local , but your prob too far away
     
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