Welding with 3/16 rods

by Josh
(Baytown Texas USA)

How to cap with 3/16 7010 rods on pipe about 3o'clock and down.

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I am not much help on this one but maybe some other pipeline welders will chime in with some tips.

I have not known many welders who can do it good and consistently. Too much puddle, gravity, surface tension, etc. makes it questionable as to whether its even good practice. (I know its often done and encouraged because of production) I realize you are asking about downhill welding but just for example, Some codes dont even allow using 3/16" rods for uphill pipe...at least not without special qualification tests.

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