Originally Posted by CantRepeat
I'm not trying to be a butthead here, but those plug welds don't look too good. I would think if you were going to plug weld like this you weld up the entire plug and make sure you get good penetration on both parts. The lap weld on the back seems to be sitting on top of the metal with very little penetration as well. Was this done with flux core wire or shielded gas?
Yea, I should have gone hotter but there is so little stress on this joint considering the # of weld points. It's not going anywhere. If it was structural whole different deal.
I just picked up a $40 jack on eBay. I think it is a 1000# rating. The original one I think was 750#?