I appreciate your way of explaining your methods. Please provide a little more detail on the last sentence in your post: "I run it downhill in the vertical position. And I stick weld for a lively hood so I'm not scared of thin material."
I understand that you weld with an aluminum rod using a DC Stick Welder that is commonly used with a steel, flux coated rod.
*Do you always weld downhill in the vertical position?
*Does this produce a better aluminum weld than from a flat, horizontal weld position?
*When you "run it downhill", do you use the "drag" or "backhand" welding technique by holding the rod perpendicular to the joint and tilt the top of the electrode in the direction of travel [downward] approximately 5 to 15 degrees?? If not, please explain.
*What size aluminum rods do you work with ?
*What are their numbers....like 4043, 5356, or Harris 26 Aluminum Welding Electrodes ?
*Do you always follow the recommended heat settings that come with the Aluminum electrodes?
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Thread: How to Stick weld Aluminum
08-30-2010, 01:47 AM #11Junior Member
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