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Random finds in the back room

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:18 pm

So I was sorting brought some 6010s of various sizes that are probably 30 years old if not more and I was pulling out some random 7014s. I grabbed what I though thought to be a 7014 but I pulled it out and found out it was a 1/4" 7024. So of course I grabbed it and lit it up. I fed the old Airco buzz box its vitamins at 180 amps. Nicest arc start after some cut off wheel due to a lack of flux on both ends. It was probably water logged from humidity and had some weird crap that was almost sticky. I also he never seen such a large and hot flame on the end of an electrode after I stopped welding.
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Re: Random finds in the back room

Postby cj737 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 pm

A buddy is working on a tunnel job, he's burning 20" 7024 rods that are 7/32". I believe he told me he's running 235amps. Laying a 1/4" deep pass 1/2" wide at a go. You gotta love stick welding. It must be like welding with a 4x4! I don't think I'm man enough to even hold 20" rods for a 10 hour shift- :oops:
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Re: Random finds in the back room

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:36 pm

That's gotta be a hard time to see that puddle from 20". A cheater lense ain't enough you are gonna need a pair of binoculars.
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Re: Random finds in the back room

Postby cj737 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:07 am

I imagine (as you found out) the arc emitted from that rod must be like Times Square on New Years Eve. I doubt seeing the puddle is a challenge. Besides, if you're certified to run that rod, needing to see the puddle to weld isn't likely an issue ;)
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Re: Random finds in the back room

Postby Farmwelding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:13 pm

cj737 wrote:I imagine (as you found out) the arc emitted from that rod must be like Times Square on New Years Eve. I doubt seeing the puddle is a challenge. Besides, if you're certified to run that rod, needing to see the puddle to weld isn't likely an issue ;)

Yeah it looked like the one 7024 I have seen when Jody used some blue demon and he slag swirled all around, lot of spatter, a lot of fire after termination but I have to say an excellent start of he arc though and ran well no matter the length. Never used it and like I said a weird coating on top of the flux.
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