Down hill welding

by Matt
(Tucson Az.)

Typically when i down hill weld i crank the heat up more. I have welded heavy truck frames (3/8-1/2 inch thick)down hill but with the heat cranked nice n hot. One particular truck I shortened the frame on, had a garbage truck body mounted on it and carried regularly 30 to 40 thousand lbs of trash daily and was even involved in a roll over once with no problems with the welded frame! (And thats even without sleeving or plating the frame!)So my point, is that done correctly,down hill welding can be just as strong and dependable as an uphill weld.

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Dec 01, 2010
I prefer downhill
by: Rowan Clark

Still working on Jody's uphill technique but my welds look like "fidos ass"

Ran some welds on some big gate hinges with my weldtech 200 downhill and they were not to bad.
You need to crank up the heat.

Aug 06, 2010
wtf, downhand?
by: j.w.

i can't believe the controversy between the can't weld pipe (or anything) down-hill and the everything has to be up-hill school's of thought! so many experienced welder's insist you can't weld pipe downhand~ go figger!

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