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A little tip for filling those pesky gaps.

by Randy

Try this sometime when you have one of those Grand Canyon size gaps. Knock the heavy coating off of a 7018 stick,a little of it will stay on,leave it. Now as you start your arc at the bottom of the gap with another rod,feed the rod you knocked the flux off of into the puddle like a tig rod. As you build across the gap,dab in the feed rod to help fill and chill the puddle as needed. This probably won't play with code work,I don't know. I've used it alot on farm machinery and excavator buckets etc. IT WORKS!!


good tip randy, i have done this a time or two as well.


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