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Postby Farmwelding » Thu May 18, 2017 10:31 pm

I got bored today so I welded the crap out of some 1/4" plate in a t-joint. Took 2 hours welding and cooling. 55 passes and 2.5 miles of wire at around 18.4 volts and around 260 ipm. Good practice stacking beads and to get better at reason and watching the puddle. As you can see, one side was favored more than the other which I am thinking had something to do with by the time I got to the top of the joint it was hot as hell so it sunk deep into the metal and other welds.
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A student now but really want to weld everyday. Want to learn everything about everything.
warning!! Bad English may be in post. It's off a phone/autocorrect. I've had teachers with worse spelling!
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Re: For people looking for practice

Postby Poleframer » Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 am

"If you can step across it I can weld it, and if ya can't, I'll weld till you can" HAHAHA
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Re: For people looking for practice

Postby PeteM » Fri May 19, 2017 12:04 am

Good consistency!
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Postby shady » Sun May 21, 2017 11:06 pm

How long did you let it cool between beads?
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Re: For people looking for practice

Postby Farmwelding » Mon May 22, 2017 6:54 am

shady wrote:How long did you let it cool between beads?

Between the individual beads, little to none. Every time I finished a layer though I dunked it for awhile. That kept the heat under control pretty well
A student now but really want to weld everyday. Want to learn everything about everything.
warning!! Bad English may be in post. It's off a phone/autocorrect. I've had teachers with worse spelling!
Instagram: @farmwelding
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