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welder1958 wrote:So here's a new one. I was on another welding forum and saw a post about 6011 rods sticking, which I'm having the same problem. One of the reply's I read stated that if 6011 rods are too dry to dunk them in some water. Anybody ever heard of this? I never have.
Also, if anyone has any ideas as to why my 6011's are sticking at low amps it would be a big help. Another member here suggested that I clean my welder, which I did. And still the same problem. When I turn the amps down, below about 120, have a terrible time get them to start and run. Can anyone give me any help with this?
Poland308 wrote:6010-6011 do need a bit of moisture for the flux to work right. I've welded shut holes in pipe that were running water like a garden hose. Ideal ? No. But doable. I'd sooner guess that your welder puts out low voltage. It takes a little higher voltage to run 6010 than 7018. Turning up the amps can compensate some for this fact. Likely why you have troubles above or below a certain amp range. Try a smaller diamiter rod this may make it posible to run 6010 at a lower amperage. The only thing that will suffer will be your deposit rate.