What am I doing wrong
Not enough heat and moving too slow.
that’s thick, I’d be on 200A to weld that.
what set are you using.
Did you remove the mill scale ? and it would be better if you "veed" or beveled the edges to be welded, it does look like it needs more amps as it weld bead appears cold. If your machine is maxed out then beveled edges will help greatly.
No weld prep?
Cleaning it will help.
Asking a question and then going awol.
He was on the forum yesterday it seems.
Laying a weld on top of metal and expecting it to "sink in" and look good.
You have to have somewhere for the weld itself to sit!
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