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So I am in school for welding and I am working on 308L 11 gauge SS. I have been using the lay wire technique and its coming out great. The problem is I am having trouble using the dab method on SS. I have tried different various size of electrode and filler rod. And the filler rod keeps sticking to the plate. I have also tried changing my torch angle and angle of my filler rod. I spoke with a friend of mine thats is a CWI and he stated to mean it is possible to dab on SS without sticking. But I need to move quick in and out of the puddle. It has help some but the filler rod still sticks to the metal. Is there anything else I can try or is this something that will just come with more hood time. I have heard plus works great for SS but I am still new to tig welding and don't have much time with pulse settings.
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Just takes practice, some more then others. If you hit the edge of the puddle you're more likely to stick then in the middle
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LtBadd wrote:Just takes practice, some more then others. If you hit the edge of the puddle you're more likely to stick then in the middle
Exactly...or you a tad cold, or the filler is too large and chilling the puddle too quickly.
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