7018 vertical up

  1. Robert.

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    Now try some actual welds , root , and two . Like what I have done . Then stick em on the ground and batter them with a sledge hammer or whatever stressing facilities you have available . That will tell you more than anything I can say .
     
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  2. Robert.

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    I don't do structural welding , I have always flat refused to be welding beams together all day , I couldn't cope with the boredom . All I need is an effing strong weld .In all honesty that's the first proper weld I have done in ages , apart from the code test and that little example on the angle iron , and I was alone for that , I ended up with an audience this morning ....

    " what are you doing skipper ? "

    " Don't ask , it's embarrassing"

    " You ain't lost it old fella that looks sound "

    " Eff off you cheeky little c@#ts "

    And then they followed me to the press ... no pressure there ..(pun)...if that had broke I would never have heard the last of it
    :laughing::laughing:
     
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  3. tom2207 Member

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    In the land of the blind ....

    The one eyed man is king ..:thumbup:
     
  4. Robert.

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    No it's ..just a touch of arc eye ;)
     
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    Rod angle is correct here? Or near ninety degree?
     
  6. Robert.

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    Yes that's about right , put a bend in the rod to make it more comfortable , make yourself comfortable , have something to lean on if you can . Good welds happen easiest when you're comfortable . Don't rush with vertical up , it's getting that pace correct I think is the key . One ofthe reasons I suggest dropping your Amps a bit is so you can slow down and feel more what's happening . Once you get the feel of welding uphill you can adjust your Amps to whatever suits on the day , be it a cold day on cold steel with water running down it , or a preheated part in perfect working conditions , you will be able to tell what you need ..
     
  7. abcdef12345 Member

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    But 90 degree is also correct like this in t-joint and groove weld?
     
  8. Robert.

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    You should always have an angle on the electrode during all positions . It varies a little from position to position ,35 to 45 is a rough operating angle range .
     
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  9. abcdef12345 Member

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    Good?
     
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  10. Robert.

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    That looks pretty good , I think you have the basics sorted . Proof comes after letting it cool down then try and break it .
     
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  11. abcdef12345 Member

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    And first in my life overhead position t-joint.
     
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  12. Feet 'n Inches

    Feet 'n Inches Out of the rat-race at last

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    Looking good. :thumbup:
     
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  13. abcdef12345 Member

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    For position 1G open root electrode esab eb 150 2,5 mm will be good? Polarity positive or negative? What set amps?
     
  14. Memmeddu

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    I'm just an hobbyist but I usually run 7018 at the same current settings for every single position , maybe just little bit of fine adjustment to avoid undercut .
    My settings
    3/32 or 2.5mm always at 90A
    1/8 or 3.2mm 125A on flat ,120 for overhead 115 for vertical but those 10 Amps aren't so important TBH
    7018 is just forgiving , nothing easier to use out of position ,well maybe 6010 is better but it's not cheap as 7018:ashamed:
     
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