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jhon hollomon
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posted June 04, 2003 09:43 PM  
I just dug out an old welder that was my dads. I've never really used an arc welder before. It is a Lincoln AC-225.I'm using 6011 rod. Where should I set it to weld inch and a half round tube? It goes from 40 amps up to 225. Thanks.

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posted June 05, 2003 04:47 PM  
depends on the thickness of the steel your welding. take a piece of old steel that you are not going to use and practice.if the inch and a half tubing your talkin about is the stuff roll cages are made of try setin it at about 70-75 put a cople scape pieces toghether then look inside to see if its good and red then you should have good with the heat till you get a perfect weld.

jhon hollomon
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posted June 05, 2003 08:51 PM  
Thanks for the reply. I was trying it on 75 but maybe I just need to practice more.

rico 08
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posted June 06, 2003 09:14 AM  
Those old welders will vary on amps for different thicknesses,mine will lean more towards 90,also you may like the 6013 rod better,i've had good luck with it.

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posted June 06, 2003 11:18 AM  
rico is right. 6011 is deep penetrating rod that will burn holes in just about everything. 6013 is easier to weld thin stuff like cages.

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posted June 06, 2003 11:29 AM  
making sure you have good clean rust free surfaces makes a big difference as well. The 6011 works well for rusty metal as it will penetrate deeper to solid material, but like the others said it will burn through the lighter pieces. for a little extra strength you can try the 7014 rods. Easy to use like the 6013 but just a stronger weld metal.

Tim Weiss
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posted June 06, 2003 12:38 PM  
Is the 7014 a dc rod Iwould get 7018 ac rods I think a dc welder would be better

jhon hollomon
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posted June 06, 2003 03:49 PM  
Thanks for all the replys. I've been practicing with the 6011 and it does tend to burn through so i'm gonna try some 6013 and some 7014.

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posted July 07, 2003 11:09 AM  
You didnt mention what size rod you are using.You can get a 6011 as small as 1/16, which is what I would suggest for thin material. As was already stated this is a good rod for dirt, rusty, painted material but you will always have a better weld and an easier time of it if you can get the material clean and down to the bare metal.The grinder is your friend, use it.
Try to match the rod size to the material thickness that you are welding.

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