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A welding question: galvanized sheet steel


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Posted by Tom A on October 31, 2002 at 08:11:41 from (205.188.208.134):

Found an old store's kerosene dispenser and am trying to decide whether to buy it. It holds about 10 gallons and is in a frame that acts as both a handle and a stand. The can pivots in the frame so you can tilt it into a lamp or heater with no effort. Really beautiful idea that I'd never seen before and I need more kero holding capacity.

The problem for me is that the bottom is rusted through. The whole thing is galvanized sheet metal, and the top, sides, and frame are sound. I don't want it if I can't use it. So (finally) my question is: can a good welder replace the sheet metal at the bottom and make it leak free?

I'm an amateur welder and know that I couldn't do it. My son is a little bit better than me, and he says no. I just can't believe it can't be done...any ideas?

thanks,
Tom


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