Quote Originally Posted by welderdude402 View Post
no, its a solid weld, basically like whipping some 6010. and the slag you mentioned is actually silicon that melted out of the electrode and solidified on the top of the weld, where it cooled after the arc was moved.

also, the pointed end that you menioned generally means too much heat.

(boy, its been a while since i've been on here)
Those are good words and it makes sense to me as a rookie, pointed end too much heat, round even puddle just right.Mike