is rooting plate posible with fluxcore

by sutherland
(grampian)

i have to do a test on 50mm plate with a 3to5 mm gap root and fill with fluxcore. is this possible as i have never done a fluxcore root before.

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it is possible , though not very common practice.

i have not done it so I cant be very helpful here.

anyone else out there want to contribute?

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Jul 26, 2014
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testing NEW
by: T

It depends on t4he position you have to weld you test. Is it flat? Or a 2Grove test? It can be easily done, I learned with 3/32 flux innershield.If it's up on it's side(horizontal groove)just point your stinger straight in and keep it pointed straight in, and if you watch your puddle close you can make all 3 plates in you test coupon weld together. Then start at the bottom and build it up.

Dec 06, 2013
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1/4 inch pipe 1/4 inch root NEW
by: Anonymous

I welded 1/4 inch thk 304 stainless pipe with 308 Flux core. 045 dia wire. Root opening was 1/4 inch. Ceramic backing. 26.5v 380ipm. Pushing the puddle slightly. After it was rooted I peeked inside and the root was clean. After it was rooted I turned the machine up to 28.5v and down to 300ipm. Put one fill pass and a 2 pass cover on it.

Dec 06, 2013
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1/4 inch pipe 1/4 inch root NEW
by: Anonymous

I welded 1/4 inch thk 304 stainless pipe with 308 Flux core. 045 dia wire. Root opening was 1/4 inch. Ceramic backing. 26.5v 380ipm. Pushing the puddle slightly. After it was rooted I peeked inside and the root was clean. After it was rooted I turned the machine up to 28.5v and down to 300ipm. Put one fill pass and a 2 pass cover on it.

Dec 06, 2013
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1/4 inch pipe 1/4 inch root NEW
by: Anonymous

I welded 1/4 inch thk 304 stainless pipe with 308 Flux core. 045 dia wire. Root opening was 1/4 inch. Ceramic backing. 26.5v 380ipm. Pushing the puddle slightly. After it was rooted I peeked inside and the root was clean. After it was rooted I turned the machine up to 28.5v and down to 300ipm. Put one fill pass and a 2 pass cover on it.

Aug 27, 2013
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Flux core rootpass NEW
by: Anonymous

Have the root gap as tight as possible and get the volts down at the lowest setting allowed on the procedure

Aug 27, 2013
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Flux core rootpass NEW
by: Anonymous

Have the root gap as tight as possible and get the volts down at the lowest setting allowed on the procedure

Aug 27, 2013
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Open root pass NEW
by: Anonymous

Got a open butt plate test all flux core need to know how to run root anybody got any thing

Jan 09, 2012
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6g with flux on root n hot pass n cap NEW
by: Anonymous

alright mate how did the test go,i have the same test tomorrow.i did a practice run today, went tits up on the cap and the root was not very clever.struggling on what to put the settings on for each pass..

Jan 07, 2012
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flux core root NEW
by: Anonymous

ok bud thanks for the input.
test done ,on ,holiday back on monday.
get the results then,haha

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