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Thread: Flux Core

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    Default Flux Core

    Today I was using Flux for the first time, mind you Iknow its the exact same as mig but I had trouble with it. When I was doing it my bead was bubbling? they said I didnt have the right angle but I was doing it the same as I would on mig? any tips for me I could use them :P

    Also Iw as catching up on my stick welding, I really enjoy doing it but yet again my bead isnt a clean looking bead (i did remove the slag) but I have been using what they call idiot rods. Could that jsut be from the type of rod being used or is it jsut sometihng im doing wrong?
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Did you change the polarity on welder when switching to flux cored wire?

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    this welder was only used for flux core. It can probly be changed but the guys set it up for me
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    what do you mean bubbling? like you were'nt getting gas, porosity, or was it blurping?

    flux core is not the same as mig. you adjust youre heat and wire speed different, you have a different arc length, wou work the puddle different...
    the more you mess with it trying different different stuff you'll find out that flux is more forgiving than mig.

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    when I was welding it wasnt bubbling but the bead was bubbly like there was no gas when you mig welded
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    Some types of flux core require the use of gas. Might Help

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    howdy. as for the stick part, sounds like your talkin about a 6013. kind of harsh to call it an idiot rod, but its kind of an "all purpose" electrode. most high school programs use it because its such an easy rod for a beginner to use. easy strikes on AC and DC, slag isnt real heavy/cleans easy, all position electrode.
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    No im not calling it and idiot rod as an insult, its jsut what my teacher called it and I caught onto that name. I cant argue they are extreamly good rods to use after people told me the beads arnt really ment to look good. I did a project at work (first one) and thats all I was allowed to use. So I really grew to like them, I find they dont stick alot ether compaired to the other rods that actually leave a nice bead, I tink there 7011 im not 100% sure.
    Thanks for reading I hope my post helped

    Ryan

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    6011 farmers rod?

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    that'swhat i'm figurin. 6010 or 6011. we call them farmers rods aruond here.

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