push or pull??

  1. ben8vgte

    ben8vgte Member

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    Bedfordshire UK
    hi all may sound a bit silly, but it's been a while since i stick welded but do you push or pull or can you do both to get different levels of penertration?

    cheers
  2. Sparkey

    Sparkey still sitting in my corner of the forum

    Posts: 5,038
    France
    When stick welding you drag (pull) the rod...
    But i'm sure our more stick welding experienced members will soon reply too!:hug:
  3. Drains

    Drains Yeah, nah.

    Posts: 7,670
    Soggy Sefton, NZ
    As Sparkey says Ben, you pull - electrode 0-10-20-30 degrees off the vertical, depending on the electrode (some need to be perpendicular to the work for full shield coverage). BUT... if you're on the vertical, you are most likely to be pointing a little uphill, whether you're going up or down. If you're welding horizontal-vertical, you'll be pointing up a little, and back the way you've come (so pulling).

    There are books which will tell you more. Look here for clues.
  4. ben8vgte

    ben8vgte Member

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    Bedfordshire UK
    ok cheers that's more than likely why my welds look a little burnt:ashamed:
  5. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    Phew! Saw the title and thought 'oh god, not this again', glad we're talking stick this time, no arguments ;).
  6. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

    Posts: 13,726
    Cumbria
    no that kind of thing is better in the pub or any more girls..
  7. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    Noooooo, I mean the mig push vs pull thread that went on forever, and ever and ever ;)
  8. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

    Posts: 13,726
    Cumbria
    Oh i thought you thought :ashamed:.
  9. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

    Look at the 'similar threads' box below and you'll see it, no posting though, don't want anyone to resurrect it ;).
  10. ben8vgte

    ben8vgte Member

    Posts: 504
    Bedfordshire UK
    now that you mention it,mig:whistle::fighting:
  11. Sparkey

    Sparkey still sitting in my corner of the forum

    Posts: 5,038
    France
    Ooooh yess!!! i have found my chattering twin-brother!!!MK!!:hug:
    Beware when the sparky's online!!:laughing::laughing:
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