I am pretty clueless on welding. i want to buy one and learn. i know they have tig, mig, arc, and gas welders. i just want one for some basic welding when something steel breaks. my only experience is using an arc air cutting torch when we were drilling at the firehouse. it will have to plug intoo a standard 120V outlet. also since i am talking about welding, i have one more question. i have a fire hydrant hooked up to my deck around my pool. it was welded to a sheet of steel and then a 2" pipe was welded to the plate so i could connect it to the pump. that was close to 10 yrs ago. i am redoing the decking and the plate which was about 1/4" thick has rusted to 1/8" now. i would like it welded to a piece of diamond plate. i know they make it in aluminum, steel and stainless steel. which ones of those can be welded to the hydrant. (i think it is just some plain steel. i know it is heavy as hell, 2' tall and around 300 lbs) i would like the most corrosion proof metal. this will see lots of water and chlorine. thx!
edit: i dont plan on welding the hydrant myself, i will get an expert to do it.
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