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Old 12-14-2017, 07:21 PM
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I guess it just not my day for welding feeling under the weather
but have a lot to get done and just seems none of my welds came out good
most have undercut oh well tomorrows another day

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:42 PM
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Perhaps not the best looking welds I've ever seen but, believe me, I've seen a lot worse--looks like you've got pretty good penetration and to me strength trumps "pretty" every time...
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:44 PM
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Well i think besides using Hobart 6011 and vertical welds not to mention
i didn't prep the metal paint rust plain dirty metal.
prolly was working against me.

it might of came out better if i would of lowered my amperage
adjusted my hot start and definitely lowered my gouge setting the machines factory settings are a bit hot i have my own settings programed in but have been feeling under the weather and just didn't think to check the pre programed settings last used but yeah it has plenty penetration an for what it is used for being personal use ill just go on and forget it.

and worry about the settings in the morning.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:12 AM
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Looks good enough from my house!it will get the job done.


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Old 12-16-2017, 02:24 AM
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Years ago I had to weld a fuel tank, large one, sitting aside a very large hp 4wd tractor for my cousin.

One seam had split 20" of the 36" of the total length, some of it cracked on the side of the bead, and the rest right down the middle.

I cleaned the tank, ground off the old weld and welded it up using his machine and his old rods of dubious age.

He remarked that the beads were not as smooth and not as pretty as the old ones.

I told him free gets you these beads, money gets you beads like you had.
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He remarked that the beads were not as smooth and not as pretty as the old ones.

I told him free gets you these beads, money gets you beads like you had.
Or "Those smooth & pretty welds broke, mine won't"
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:06 PM
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are you stick welding? and if so what rods are you using? those beads look better than most of my beads when I'm not under the weather.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:32 PM
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are you stick welding? and if so what rods are you using? those beads look better than most of my beads when I'm not under the weather.
Hobart E6011
From tractor supply got in a pinch and ran close by for rod im not a fan of hobart electrode
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Hobart E6011
From tractor supply got in a pinch and ran close by for rod im not a fan of hobart electrode
ditto.
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