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They have suppliers all over the world. I have one right near me and I live in Brisvegas Australia.

Googling for who supplies seems to be PITA-licious though. I did find one forum that said he got his from a Harbor Freight store. I've got one literally 3 blocks from my house so I'll be checking to see if they have. If I can find anything in that mess of a store though. They're worst than going into a goodwill store.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/welding...ods-44810.html

Is this it I wonder?
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aparrently its very hard to weld alumiunium because its like trying to weld 2 candles together.. you could always phone up a local metal workers and ask if you can take it to them
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Another option is Durafix, which is essentially brazing for aluminum.
I must correct you there. Its is NOT brazing it would be more like soldering. Brazing is above 450C. Those rods are 389C.We in the trade like to call it monkey metal rods. It is not strong and is very very brittle. You could do an avrage weld on ally with a blow torch some ally flux and some tig filler wire. The best method is AC tig but you wont get one for under 500 dollers used. I prefer to use the filler rods and flux with oxy fuel for pc cases because it allows more berd rather that an snap.
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I must correct you there. Its is NOT brazing it would be more like soldering. Brazing is above 450C. Those rods are 389C.We in the trade like to call it monkey metal rods. It is not strong and is very very brittle. You could do an avrage weld on ally with a blow torch some ally flux and some tig filler wire. The best method is AC tig but you wont get one for under 500 dollers used. I prefer to use the filler rods and flux with oxy fuel for pc cases because it allows more berd rather that an snap.
I specifically used the word essentially since it's kind of borderline in the sense that the process/results are more like brazing, while the melting point of Durafix is slightly below the cutoff between soldering (<400C) and brazing (> 450/427C); even so many solders have a melting point ~190C.
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