MIG Mini Course Topic #3 
Vertical Uphill MIG

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Quick Tips for Vertical Uphill mig welding

  • clean metal welds better so unless you are welding cold rolled steel, use a grinder to remove mill scale.
  • make sure to have the ground clamp attached directly to the piece being welded on an area that has been ground to clean bright metal. (A bad ground connection makes for rough arc starts.)
  • limit the stickout also called contact tip to work distance (ctwd) to 1/2"
  • If you are using a mig settings chart, select a thickness that is one or two steps lower than what you are welding and lower wire speed by 10%
  • Use a technique that keeps the arc on the leading edge of the puddle
  • Make the bead just wide enough to prevent the bead from crowning up

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