7014 Welding Rods are a good rod to have in the box.
Especially when you need to deposit a fairly heavy bead.
for this video, I showed a multipass weld on a Tee joint.
the amperage range for a 1/8" 7014 welding rod is around 100-150 amps.
For this video, I used around 125 amps on DCEP.
One of the best features of a 7014 rod is that it can be used on all polarities. DCEP, DCEN, and AC.
That is a good thing for folks who only have an AC welder.
7014 welding rods have a puddle that compares to a 6013 rods except that 7014 rods have a heavier flux coating and therefore make a bigger puddle.
7014 rods are NOT considered a low hydrogen rod.
And that means basically 2 things...
I used 125 amps to weld a total of 6 passes.
While 7014 rods do not require being kept in a oven, they weld a lot better if they are either freshly opened, or fresh out of a rod oven.
Slag chipped off a lot easier when I used rods freshly out of the box.
using a lot more drag angle that what is recommended by books works better in pushing the slag to the rear of the puddle.
not rod manipulation is needed...this is a drag rod
an easy way to remember 5 main things that affect stick welding is the word CLAMS.
7014 rods are considered medium penetration rods.
So its always interesting to test to determine if my amperage and technique worked.