to all you welders out there... heres a challenge
I heat my garage, all winter with a wood burning stove. My stove is never really 'off' but i do, do cool downs to clean out ashes...
anyways, about 18inches above the firebox I have a damper... this damper serves as my primary use damper, its what I use to control the stove,.. the stove has a a large damper but thats not important right now...
this damper, in the pipe, 18 inches above the stove, has a rod, which goes thruogh the pipe has a large fin (damper) and out the other side. on the side that matters, is a slot for a ****... now heres the deal, this damper is for a gas furnace... the **** that goes on this slotted rod, well its gone... I need to weld a ****, onto this rod... its a gas damper with a plastic ****... plastic doesnt work over 400F.
I need to weld a **** to the end of this rod....
So, how do I do this? I have stick welder... do I attach the ground to the rod, and then. weld a piece of steel to the end of the rod?
Ideas would be nice. right now I am using a piece of 10awg tie wire to control the damper, it work, works like a charm actuolly... but something a bit more 'user friendly' might be nice... like say I have my mom come over and tend the stove.. wide open is fine for about 20 minutes then the damper has to be about 3/4 shut or i get fire in the pipe. Fire in the pipe is a very bad thing... Me, having a few years experience with the stove I know How to kill the fire in the pipe problem, but my mom... a simple **** whould be best...
by the way the end of the rod is slotted, but not drillable...its also free. meaning without the tiewire, itll close the damper completely - bad thing... why is it bad? itll snuff the fire and fill my shoop with smoke in about 2 minutes. itll also create a white plume above my garage for all to see also a bad thing.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good - Samuel Johnson
Originally Posted by cucukid124
well if it falls off and you run it over.... not gonna be a hugee deal.... :P