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Old 06-08-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Does any one know a little about welding on TT I need to do some welding and some one told me that it could messup my bearings and some one told me that as long as i put the ground wire right next to were I'm welding i'll be alright.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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Just take the bearings out. If you are worried. Also if your trailer is new I wouldn't weld anything on it. It would VOID your warranty.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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As long as you connect the ground to the trailer frame, you should be ok, but if the trailer is still on warranty, any welding on the frame will void said warranty.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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No, No warranty
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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What are you welding ?
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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The work is on the tongue and I'm changing the steps.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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I've had 40 plus years in the welding & fabricating industry and I can assure you that welding will NOT ruin your bearings!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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I just cleaned and repacked the bearings now I have to set the brakes.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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Thanks I just wanted assurance .
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #10
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There is a theory that when welding on steel with bearings, an arc could create a spot on a bearing that would ruin it. It was thought that this arc would occur on any bearing between the ground and the welding point. In all the years I worked in the maintenance field, I never saw that happen, not even in babbitt bearings. Good welding practice would be to attach the ground as close to the welding point as possible.
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