Advice for 2g pipe test mig

by John Williams
(Lafayette Louisiana )

I have a 2g pipe test coming up and need some advice. I have to weld the root pass with MIG and fill and cap with flux. Its an 8 inch pipe. I have a hard time going around it on one pass. Could you give me any tips.

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take several dry runs with the machine off and no helmet on. you may need to be slightly in a bind when you start so that you can be more comfortable as you travel .

you are also going to need to figure out how to slide your hand along the pipe in order to make it in one run.

I use a tig finger for this..

not trying to sell you on it but it might give you some ideas.

see more on the tig finger here

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