I need to alter some dog kennel panels. They are 1 inch square box section of about 20 gauge wall thickness forming 6 foot squares, in filled with 10 gauge 2 inch square weldmaesh panels. The ends of the weldmesh wires are welded to the frame. The assemblies were obviously commercially made, and hot dip galvanized after manufacture. I need to shorten some panels, and repair a break in the corner of another, where the square box section is butt joined. i have gas, MIG and TIG available. What is the best way of attempting this, due to the thinness of the tube and the awkwardness of so many wire ends of the mesh grinding off the galvanizing would be very difficult. Would gas brazing work? Any acids that would remove the galvanizing locally? Other ideas? Thanks.
15 years ago