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Re: Stainless Steel for Chassis?

10/18/2000 3:54 PM
Graywater
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Re: Stainless Steel for Chassis?
Peter,  
 
There are many alloys that are referred to as "stainless" and you should determine the properties the material that your brother-in-law has available. You'll get a 3 - 4 digit number sucha as "440" or such. Some alloys are actually pretty soft and some are rigid and hard to bend. Most are extremely difficult to weld or solder to but with an experienced welder available you can weld on a post or lug of a more easily soldered material to connect your grounds (pretty much forces star grounding unless you trust mechanical connectors). Also, as compared to copper and silver, most stainlesses have higher resistance to current flow.  
 
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