200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Tgarner01
How many 2 piece vents have you come across? I've had a few and thought I'd show my process of a quick fix or a patch job. 

Here's what I'm starting with. A 242C vent

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Here I've cleaned a couple spots for welds and ground in the center

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Top view of ground point

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Looks okay on this side...

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Oops... Little too hot.. it'll be fine 🙂 

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Well better than it started...

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Well that's my take on it anyhow. A 242 two price vent is absolutely worthless as there is no cage to hold the pieces up. At least now I have another user. Thanks for looking and have a nice day
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Gunhippie
I don't think I can get my TIG torch down into that narrow space... but may have to give it a try anyhow.

Or did you MIG it?
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Chucker
Hey, it is valuable again, good work.

I use MIG and do three welds, not necessarily a better way, just my way. 
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Tgarner01
Gunhippie wrote:
I don't think I can get my TIG torch down into that narrow space... but may have to give it a try anyhow.

Or did you MIG it?

Yes it was a Mig. Tig would be ideal for sure. It's easy to under estimate the thickness of the metal... I'd say the porcelain on both sides nearly doubles the visual thickness of the material. I've got some 2 piece big hats I'll try next... I think I can get better ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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zoomkat
One might make use of the holes in the center vent section to add a small support rod or similar that can be used to make an attach point for the vent top. Just thinking about a fix without welding.
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Tgarner01
zoomkat wrote:
One might make use of the holes in the center vent section to add a small support rod or similar that can be used to make an attach point for the vent top. Just thinking about a fix without welding.

This one had enough of a lip left I could've used something like the old quicklite vents did that just tied the top and bottom together with a crimp... But... I didn't think of it till now ðŸ˜
Good suggestion, thanks
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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