This is an Instructable that shows how to do a quick repair to a broken welding screen foot. The foot is a basic "T" that just broke apart at the weld. This "T" gets inserted into the pipe of the screen frame and gets secured with a thumb screw, so to repair it I just quickly welded it back together.

Step 1: Sandblast the broken parts

Sandblast the area on the broken parts where you plan on putting the new weld.
This is an excellent Instructable that can guide people on how to repair all kinds of broken welds.
Silly question, b/c I know little about welding the proper way ... The sandblasting step is just to remove oxidation from the weld site correct? I.e. sanding with steel wool/abrasives could accomplish same thing, correct? <br> <br>many thanks!
Long story short most folks do not sandblast to prep for welding. Today the most popular method would be to use an angle grinder. Some traditionalists might just use hand wire brushes though. Some may even argue that if there is not a gap then it isn't really welding. I wouldn't argue with those people either because they know what they're talking about. <br> <br>A proper weld with full penetration is stronger than the parent material it joins. So those that insist on gaps could turn around and say if this junk was welded correctly to begin with then we wouldn't even be having this conversation! They'd be right too.

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