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welding bumpers q

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jones, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. jones

    jones 1/2 ton status

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    i'm new to welding and am not sure of the meaning of the numbers on the rod.i used 6011,7014,and7018 rods(lincoln 220v arc welder)during the buildig process.still have to find/make brackets to actually mount it.which do you reccommend?and what to make brackets out of?thanks!
     
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    i use 1/8" 7018 rods at school. it's an all positions rod and gives me some nice welds. if i'm doing vertical or overhead i'll usually start with a 3/32" 7018 and do a second pass with the 1/8". hope this helps.

    the 70 is breaking strength in 1000's of psi (70,000 lb breaking strenght)
    the 1 is all positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead)
    the 8 is the chemical composition

    that's a test question. :haha:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Using a single phase AC machine I'd just stick with the 7014. 7018 and single phase is just a PITA IMO.


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