I am new to the blog, but I have been following Jody on Youtube for some time. Anyways, I have been welding cross-country pipe for 8 years now, and I want to get into power plant and refinery work and need to pass some certs. Everything I have done before has been XX10 (6010, 8010) electrode all welded downhill. What I am needing to tackle now is a 6010 root with a 7018 fill and cap. To my understanding, isn't the 7018 fill and cap done uphill? I am asking this because I am currently taking a night welding course and the instructor is telling me that his test is welded downhill on one side of the pipe and then uphill on the other. Anyone ever heard of this before?