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Badbmwbrad
Badbmwbrad
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Last Activity: 06-10-2019, 08:51 AM
Joined: 12-30-2018
Location: Cape Cod Massachusetts
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  • Badbmwbrad
    replied to Strike an Arc
    I MIG-welded two pieces of angle iron together to form a box.



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  • Badbmwbrad
    started a topic Strike an Arc

    Strike an Arc

    At work one of the pipefitters gave me a lesson in stick welding. Being familiar with MIG welding, I found it nearly impossible to strike an arc using the SMAW process.

    The rod was 6010 and the Miller machine was set up DCEP. After >20 attempts, I was able to sustain an arc and weld
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    Last edited by Badbmwbrad; 06-07-2019, 05:43 AM.

  • Badbmwbrad
    replied to New 190, terrible welds!
    I also found it to be difficult to see the joint when looking over the top of the gun. It's easier to see the joint by viewing the weld from the side.

    Being right-handed, I find it's easier to travel from right to left, therefore, viewing the joint from its left side is required. Also,
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