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Old 04-10-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by OZWELDER View Post
As the other blokes have mentioned your amps are too cold. What they did not pick up is that your arc length appears to be too long. Spatter is one of the results from running your arc length too long. Inclusions are another, as the arc (at a longer length) does not have the force to burn in and/or displace the molten flux which has a lower density than the molten steel

It should be "as a rule of thumb" no more than the core wire diameter of your stick.
Also I would not use 7024 on any out of position bead including vertical up as the the 2 in 7024 code denotes an high iron powder content making them unsuitable for V Up and Oh welds.

For better results
  • Higher amps
  • Shorten arc length

I currently do not have any 7024. I have never even used it. Is it similar to 7014?
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Tally ZJ View Post
I currently do not have any 7024. I have never even used it. Is it similar to 7014?
Only in the fact that it also has iron some powder, but not the amount that 7024 has.

Some of these rods can virtually sit on their unburnt flux in a touch situation where they can touch and be dragged along while touching on their flux covering. Not having the experience with your brand of material its hard to say how they will go.
It may be something you may wish to try the technique on a piece of scrap.

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:04 AM
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7014 all position fast fill rod.
7024 flat only (maybe horizontal) faster fill rod. Look it up on Lincoln electric website.
7024 runs best on AC for me. It leaves a beautiful bead with self peeling slag.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:48 AM
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I had a guy bet me one time that I couldn't weld over head with 7024, so I took two plates and tacked them together making a tee and tacked it to a beam and took a 1/8 7024 rod and stuck it in tight in the corner and almost vertical and ran a perfect bead as far as the rod took me. I am not saying it was a good weld, just pretty.
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