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Practice & stay loose & comfortable
+.take your time.
Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
(Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
Work better & less parts to stock.
T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
2. 4-1/2" grinders
1. 9" grinder
14" Makita chop saw
1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#
Wear good gear, leather sleeves at a minimum! Also get comfortable, I just tested for my D1.1 1" plate and by the time I got done running 1/8 7018 my arms wanted to fall off!! Keep a nice tight steady bead and you will do just fine! AND CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!! Cant forget that!
Having something to rest my arms on is the key for me.
On my structural CWB tests, I use 3 root passes for overhead instead of the regular 2 root passes I use for all other positions. I find keeping your beads smaller by running 3 passes instead of 2, helps keep it nice and clean. Larger beads get more difficult to control when welding overhead. I weld each side first standing on the other sides of the plate, then for the 3 pass down the center, I pull that straight towards me.
Wire wheel on your grinder for cleaning between passes.