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Stevesaunders87

New Member
Jan 22, 2023
1
Payson
I am building a propane tank wood stove. I have opened up the propane tank and filled it up with water twice. I’ve got it ready to be welded up. I plan to add legs, a door, a breather, and the pipe adapter for the chimney. I am curious as to what weld is best for this type of project.. flux, copper, or aluminum? This is the type of welder I have access to is the wire feed welder. So help me out if you would let me know what type of weld is best for this type of project with the welder I have access to.. thank you
 

3650

Minister of Fire
May 8, 2011
859
midwest
YouTube is your friend.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
31,051
central pa
So you're welding steel to steel with a wirefeed welder and you don't know what kind of wire to use?
Yeah maybe a device meant to contain fire isn't the best place to learn about welding
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,759
NE Ohio
I'd do a root pass with copper and then spray weld aluminum over it.
And then we need video footage too...
 
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spuldup

Member
Nov 1, 2022
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16137
Wow, I'm still new here but how often does this type of thing get posted?
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,805
WI, Leroy
that tank is steel and not all that thick. not a particular fan of the flux cored wire. So a mig, solid core wire and argon gas. get a better weld if you pre heat the tank some. could be done in one pass depends on your skill level.