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Old 07-27-2008, 05:49 PM
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Where can you buy 20 gauge welding wire

The title says it all. My local shop says they can't get it any more and I called Harris and they said it is discontinued. Does any one know where there might be some I could buy, either 2 lb or 10 lb rolls.

Thanks. I am working on the floor boards of my 55 Nomad.
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Have you tried www.mcmaster.com ?
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This is the diameter of a '20 gauge' wire..

Real darn close to .030.

I don't really think you'll notice a difference of *one thousandths* of an inch.

Go buy yourself a spool of .030" wire.

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I have been using the .030 solid wire (mig) to weld the sheet metal on my truck. Not sure about what you need to weld, but mine is 18 GA. I could turn the heat and wire speed down lower, if I needed to, so I assume it would work fine on thinner stuff.
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I have a case of the 20 gauge wire in 2lb rolls..bought it ahead since I use it quite a bit..Lot of confusion on that product and Harris was bought out by Lincoln I think...

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"Twenty Gauge" is the trade name of the wire not the size. It only comes in .030 but it is a tubular wire and thus has less mass then even the .023 solid so it takes less current than any solid wire. I have been in contact with sales at Lincoln and they assured me that the Twenty Gauge should be available and that they plan to market it more aggressively than JW Harris did, if you can not find any right now it should be available soon (I hope so anyway). If you have to use something else in the meantime use the .023 solid and 75/25 gas as it will work much better on thin sheetmetal than .030 solid.
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I just sent another E-mail to Timothy Reading at sales asking him for an update about what's going on with the Twenty Gauge and where to find a supplier, hope to get some info and clear this up soon.
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