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HOW TO WELD ZINC

HOW TO WELD ZINC
08/03/2020

Before welding any metal that you’re a stranger to, you should always do lots of research to ensure that you’re not putting yourself or your workers at risk. Zinc-fumes can be extremely dangerous if inhaled, but as home and car designers alike are requesting more zinc in their services – the welder who can work with zinc becomes an important figure on the market.

HOW TO WELD ZINC Zinc has a relatively low boiling point for a metal, and this can cause trouble for welders. If your welding temperature is too high, you could vaporise the zinc – causing a release of dangerous and toxic gas that produces severe, flu-like symptoms when inhaled. This makes it extremely important to wear a respirator if you’re going to weld zinc, ensure the workshop is extremely well ventilated and that all workers are aware of the dangers and how to handle and minimise risks.

Once you’re aware of the dangers of zinc and its poisonous fumes, you’ll need a TIG machine, zinc filler rods and oxy-acetylene fuel. After this, welders online claim that the process is very similar to welding aluminium. Oxy-acetylene is recommended because it works at lower temperatures than other popular welding gases, and zinc requires lower temperatures than the metals that welders are typically used to.

We sell oxy acetylene welding sets that are perfect for your welding projects – zinc or otherwise. If you’re looking for something else, we recommend perusing our MIG welding gas and TIG welding gas pages.

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