WELD PROCESS = GMAW, SHORT CIRCUIT MIG, GAS METAL ARC, BARE WIRE MIG
METAL TYPE = CARBON STEEL, COLD ROLLED STEEL, AISI 1010
THICKNESS = 3/16”” 1-1/2” PIPE SCHED40
WELD TYPE = groove
JOINT TYPE =open butt
POSITION = 1G ROLL OUT
VOLTS = 18 volts
WIRE SPEED = 230 IPM
WIRE SIZE = .030"
POLARITY = DCEP
GAS FLOW = 20-25 CFH C25 GAS
CTWD = 3/8”-1/2"
FILLER METAL = ER70S6 .030"
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =
TIPS: A TEST PIECE OF 1/4" PLATE BEVELED TO 30 DEG WAS USED TO VERIFY SETTINGS BEFORE WELDING PIPE AND FITTING
A relatively short stickout aka contact to work distance CTWD of 3/8” to 1/2" makes a big difference.
The technique shown is a very slight side to side motion while keeping the arc on the front edge of the puddle while not far enough to shoot wire thru the gap.