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Re: Rod Choice

Postby Popeye the old miner » Thu May 11, 2017 8:31 pm

those 7018 ac rods will work fine on dc you just runnin a wee bit hot, as long as the flux isn't burning off or popping off you are doin fine. I some times run 3/32 like that on the heavy hauler truck frames til I can use 1/8 inch rods.

as far as MIG being easy...I never thought so...at least what I call MIG... hard wire no flux at all...(some folks call anything that comes off a roll and through a gun mig) anyway I ws never any good at it..maybe because I never used it much














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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Haha yeah I guess I made that sound like mig was difficult. What I meant is I nitpick things about mig sometimes and compared to stick I have no problems with mig. As for sticking electrodes I'm pretty good at that. Sometimes I get smooth starts though. Through my eyes considering I burned my first rod a couple of days ago, I'm not doing too bad. I'll post some pics for any constructive criticism I can get. Some forums are easier to post them than others but I'll get some up
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:08 am

[img][URL=http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/Traveler42/media/20170511_193909_zpsuirwoqma.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q763/Traveler42/20170511_193909_zpsuirwoqma.jpg[/img][/URL/img]
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:11 am

I must be doing something wrong. I hate to sound like a dummy but I searched the forum for instruction on uploading photos and followed accordingly. Some sites have a required post count before pics are allowed. Could that be my issue?
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri May 12, 2017 10:43 am

301 wrote:I must be doing something wrong. I hate to sound like a dummy but I searched the forum for instruction on uploading photos and followed accordingly. Some sites have a required post count before pics are allowed. Could that be my issue?


Here, this way worked for me on your photos:

http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/Trave ... a.jpg.html

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q76 ... rwoqma.jpg
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks Dave. Did you use the image icon then copy and paste link?
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 pm

[URL=http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/Traveler42/media/20170511_193909_zpsuirwoqma.jpg.html]Image[/URL

Whoo hoo. This is my first try at a seam
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Re: Rod Choice

Postby 301 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:30 pm

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Re: Rod Choice

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Re: Rod Choice

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri May 12, 2017 10:01 pm

301 wrote:http://rs1358.pbsrc.com/albums/q763/Traveler42/20170507_194728_zpsjecucl9g.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

My first attempt at stick welding

http://rs1358.pbsrc.com/albums/q763/Tra ... 0&fit=clip
And my somewhat stack

7018 @75 amps


Turn up the amps on those 7018 and it will wet in at the toes much easier.
For 7018 I run 3/32" at 90-100 amps.
1/8" at 125-140 amps.
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