Suck back in Penetration @ 6 o clock in 1" thick carbon steel pipe. stick welding

by conroy
(Mumbai, India)

Been welding for 3 years now. I need to achieve more satisfaction in the visual penetration in 6G carbon steel pipe stick welding. I use the uphill progression method and start at 7 o clock or 5 o clock but the penetration I come up with in the overhead position is not to my satisfaction. The joint does pass the X ray and bend tests but I need to work on perfecting the visual test. Hoping for a couple tips from a pro.. Loved the site very informative and helpfull to all sorts of welders.

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Con,

try changing your rod angle for a little bit of drag angle and really jam the rod in tight on the bottom

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by: Dennis Texas

I have found that my best welds over the years have been when I was most comfortable. The rhythm you use in your progression and the stability of your control certainly help obtain the best results. Try to get as comfortable in your position as you can and use both hands for stability and a constant rhythm

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