Introduction: How to Repair a Broken Welding Screen Foot

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.

Step 2: Set Up to Weld

Set your pieces up in the orientation that you plan to weld them in and either MIG or TIG weld them together.

Step 3: Reinstall Repaired Part

Once the welded parts have cooled, reinstall them into the welding screen frame and tighten the thumb screw.

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audreyobscura made it! (author)2012-11-26

This is an excellent Instructable that can guide people on how to repair all kinds of broken welds.

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oldmicah made it! (author)2012-11-25

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?

many thanks!

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