2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Way To Repair Hay Rakeine needed help repairing a hay rake over the summer, and we used a common repair technique with a new twist. If you break the head off a bolt or stud, the common repair method is to weld a nut onto the remaining stem. But if you’re using a wire welder it’s hard to get a solid weld, stud to nut. A better way is to weld a cut washer to the stud and then weld a nut to the washer.
“To use this technique, both the washer and nut must have no plating. Be sure to clean the area around the stud thoroughly, as oil and other substances may contaminate the weld.”
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