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Re: Broken Deck Hanger - Best Fix?
Don't just watch them, get some metal similar in thickness to what your deck is, and do some welds on those pieces first. It looks easy, but it takes a bit of time to get the right welding settings, holding the torch the right distance away from the metal, moving at the right speed, holding it at the right angle.
And thin stuff is (at least for me) harder to do a good weld on, as you need to more careful with how hot the metal gets, as if it gets too hot, you just blow a hole through the metal instead of welding it together, thicker metal doesn't have that problem as much, as there's more metal nearby to absorb the energy instead of resulting in a hole.