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    Do any of you know what would be the best amperage for welding 1/8'' thick square tubing? I'm using a stick welder.
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    Last edited by 2112; 05-05-2011, 03:32 PM.

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    What are you using for rod ? Diameter ?

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    • #3
      E7024, 3/32''
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      Last edited by 2112; 05-05-2011, 03:33 PM.

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      • #4
        you should get a Welding calculator at the Miller online store
        they are only $1.50 shopping included
        but the best deal is you can get all 3 welding calculators Stic.,Mig,&Tig for only $4.00
        shipping included.

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        • #5
          Will go out to my shop and check my chart and give you a range , talk to you in a few .

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          • #6
            Ranges for 3/32 E7024

            E 7024 3/32" AC 65 - 120 amps . DC +/- 60 -110 amps . Jetweld 1 or Jetweld 3. start with a couple pieces of scrap and set your welder hot and adjust to get the bead you want. Hope this helps you

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            • #7
              Alright, thanks for the advice!
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              Last edited by 2112; 05-05-2011, 03:33 PM.

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              • #8
                A E7018 rod would work just as well, A E7024 are generally used for thicker materials and fillet welds

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                • #9
                  Well, I prefer using 7024 because of the beautiful results.
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                  Last edited by 2112; 05-05-2011, 03:33 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 2112
                    Well, I prefer using 7024 because of the beautiful results.
                    Beautiful results? Im sure that 7024 does nice, but in the right hands 7018 can be almost perfect. I welded these with 1/8 MG 7018.
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Holy Crap, Wow!
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                      Last edited by 2112; 05-05-2011, 03:33 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2112
                        Holy Crap, Wow!
                        diddo... that looks better than 99% of all my welds [the rare 1% of the time i get one that looks like that, and always it ends up being on the back side of a bolt on piece so it is never seen ]

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by trevwelder
                          Beautiful results? Im sure that 7024 does nice, but in the right hands 7018 can be almost perfect. I welded these with 1/8 MG 7018.
                          That's a nice looking weld, Trevwelder.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you for the nice comments. That is a retainer bar for a jib axtension that i am putting on a 15 ton crane. I'll post more pics when done if anybody is interested.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by trevwelder
                              Thank you for the nice comments. That is a retainer bar for a jib axtension that i am putting on a 15 ton crane. I'll post more pics when done if anybody is interested.
                              Post away.It`s always nice to see what and how others do projects.Those are some nice looking welds.

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