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STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:24 pm
by rjgrev
Any one know a reliable stainless steel fabricator in north ayrshire coast area who might repair my fuel tank.
Tank is out of the boat and in Largs. I can deliver .It has suffered local pit corrosion where it sat on a wet bearer.
Tank is 40gallon 2mm grade 316 s/s. Only a strip 450mm by 60mm is affected.
A friend said there was a good s/s fabricator in Irvine but could not remember where.

Anyone had first hand experience of stainless repairs????

royrev

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:04 am
by Troonsometimes
I think this could be the place:

A G B
2 Mackintosh Place
South Newmoor Industrial Estate
Irvine
KA11 4JT
Ayrshire
Tel: 01294 213555

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:27 am
by claymore
I've heard that epoxy putty is extensively used in the agricultural industry to fix fuel tank leaks.

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:48 pm
by Pete Cooper
I'd take it to West Of Scotland Engineering in Glasgow.

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:59 pm
by rjgrev
Guys... I thought of epxoy putty,, but it is right under the tanks,,,although I can do it now when the tanks is out ,, I'll never see it again when the tanks back in . But I am tempted as new tanks are costly.
But I wanted to explore weld first....

The irvine adress is worth a try thanks... My friend said "it was in an industrial estate",, so that bits is right so far..
will keep you posted.

Its a lesson though,, make sure your tank in not sitting on a bearer in water.. Stainless is only stainless if oxygen can get to it..

cheers
rjgrev

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:10 pm
by claymore
I assume this means you are also having to do a job on the offending bearer?

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:04 pm
by rjgrev
I note there is a nasty review of West of Scotland in Glasgow,, so am going to try Irvine.... The guy there sounds good.

The sole of my boat although deep keeled has a silly low spot in the sole which never fully drains to the sump. You can only really see it with the tank out. The bearer, sat in that well; wet

I will fill up the well. and the geometry allows me to slightly raise the tank also. That way the area should stay dry.
Hopefully
rjgrev

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:11 pm
by claymore
Your boat will be at home on this forum. There are a number of contributors whose souls have low spots:-
Webcraft, Jimi, Parahandy, Sahona, Silkie, Ubergroper ... the list is practically endless.

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:45 pm
by Aja
Donald Cameron at Argyle Metal Services Ltd
Tel.01389 764140

Category: Stainless Steel Welding Fabrications in Dumbarton
32 Lime Rd, Broadmeadow Industrial Estate, Dumbarton, G82 2RP

He only does stainless.

Regards
Donald

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:21 pm
by ubergeekian
claymore wrote:Your boat will be at home on this forum. There are a number of contributors whose souls have low spots:-
Webcraft, Jimi, Parahandy, Sahona, Silkie, Ubergroper ... the list is practically endless.


Ubergroper? Who he? Can't be me - I had to sell my soul to buy the bloody boat.

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:47 am
by claymore
Term of Endearment

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:10 pm
by sahona
[quote="ubergeekian]...- I had to sell my soul to buy the bloody boat.[/quote]

+1. Mine was filleted years ago.

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:24 pm
by claymore
Not stopped you chipping in though.....

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:38 pm
by sahona
Yew waantin' battered?

Re: STAINLESS WELDING

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:39 pm
by claymore
Oh yes peas