Frequently Asked Questions
What can I fix with Simple Welding Rods?
With Simple Welding Rods you can easily fix A/C lines, condensers, pin-holes in aluminum boats, propellers, truck beds, diamond plate, loading ramps, docks, cylinder heads, irrigation piping, engine blocks, transmission housing, rims, storm doors, ladders, tools, thermostats, radiators, oil pans, motorcycles, bell housings, pontoons, molds etc.
What are the technical characteristics of Simple Welding Rods?
300 x 106 in 1 1/R
What are the dimensions of Simple Welding Rods?
The length of the Simple Welding Rods is 12" (300 mm), and they are 1/8" (3.2 mm) in diameter
What is the melting temperature of Simple Welding Rods?
The melting point is 728°F (387°C)
How many rods are in a pack?
1 pack consists of 10 Simple Welding Rods
1 sample pack consists of 3 Simple Welding Rods
How much do Simple Welding Rods weight?
1 pack (10 rods) weights about 4 oz (about 113 grams)
1 lb makes 4 packs
9 packs make just over 1 kilogram (about 1020 grams).
How could a rod that is easy to break by hand create that strong joint?
It's simple. The rods are actually powders of different metals molded into a form of a rod by a process called "sintering". This is why they won't bend, will easily break, but will also easily melt and create a bond that is stronger then the parent metal.
Will Simple Welding Rods work with any metal?
Simple Welding rods work best with Aluminum, Cast Aluminum, Aluminum Alloys, Zinc...
They will also work well with Copper, Brass, Pot Metal and most other non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metals.
Simple Welding Rods do work with Galvanized Steel, but they will only bond to the galvanized layer, so the strength will be limited to the strength of the connection between the galvanized layer and the steel.
Simple Welding Rods do work with Magnesium, but we don't recommend doing it, as the Magnesium has a self-ignition point that is relatively close to the melting point of the Simple Welding Rods [883°F (473°C)], so Magnesium auto-ignition may easily happen if you can't precisely control the temperature.
Simple Welding Rods will not work with Stainless Steel, Steel, Iron or any other ferrous (magnetic) metal.
Is this process welding, brazing or soldering?
It's all of them and none of them at the same time :)
It's not fusion welding, but the bond strength is similar to a fusion weld.
The term "welding" describes joining metal parts. What most people refer to when talking about "welding" is "fusion welding", and yes, fusion welding does require parent metals to be melted.
This process is more similar to brazing and soldering, but produces much stronger joint that is more comparable to a fusion weld than a soldered or brazed weld.
What are Simple Welding Rods made of?
The product is a combination of aluminum, copper, magnesium and zinc.
What kind of torch do I need?
You need a Propane, Butane or MAPP torch.
You can also use oxygen-acetylene if available, especially when working on a very thick or massive parts.
Do Simple Welding Rods contain Lead, Cadmium or Tin?
There is no lead, cadmium or tin is present in this product.
Are Simple Welding Rods classed hazardous?
Simple Welding Rods are not classed as a hazardous material.
Are Simple Welding Rods good for food grade applications?
We do not recommend the product for food grade applications, simply because the end user can't be controlled. While some applications are fine, others are not. Types of acidic foods should not be used on, or near the repaired area, etc.
What does make Simple Welding Rods unique?
Our product is unique because it works for both soldering and welding applications. Simple Welding Rods melt at low temperatures like traditional solder filler, but achieve high bonding strength like a welded joint. Simple Welding Rods create bonds that resist high pressures.
How much does the shipping cost to my country?
The shipping is free world-wide.
What Dollar currency are the prices displayed in?
Displayed prices are in US Dollars.
Can I pay in different currency?
You can pay with any other currency, your bank will automatically convert your currency to US Dollars when you do the payment.
How much will it cost in my domestic currency?
To be sure how much exactly you'll be charged when paying with a currency different than US Dollar, it's best to check the exchange rate with your bank.
If you only need an estimate, you may do a Google search "X USD to YYY"
X - is the price in US Dollars
YYY - is the abbreviation of your local currency
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