I have a snowblower with a chromed steel rod connecting to a U joint. It is used to direct where the snow goes.
Unfortunately, the set screw in the u joint does not hold well, even after I drilled the rod a little to help the screw hold. Looks like vibration and non-axial movements inherent in u joint application unset it every time.
The question is, can I weld the stainless u joint to the chromed steel of the rod. The rod, I think, used to be a socket extension many years ago.
Also, when welding on a 10+ year old snowblower, should I worry about EMP destroying some electrical components. There may be gasoline in tank and, while I will not be welding the tank or the engine, I would like to know if Ishould take any safety steps.i