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Old 12-05-2016, 03:13 PM
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I would like to know, which of the following (left, center or right) shows the "Z" weave for vertical up.

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They will all work but I like the center one. I travel to the side and count 1 2 then slowly travel to the other edge of the weld and again count 1 2 then back again and the same thing all over. You have to pause on each edge of the weld to tie the edge in. I use the counting method and it works for me. Once you get a system together your welds will look uniform.
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They will all work but I like the center one. I travel to the side and count 1 2 then slowly travel to the other edge of the weld and again count 1 2 then back again and the same thing all over. You have to pause on each edge of the weld to tie the edge in. I use the counting method and it works for me. Once you get a system together your welds will look uniform.
Now that you mention counting, I remember whilst at MWI one of the instructors told me to say "row, row, row your boat" instead of saying 1, 2...1,2..., but it's the same thing. Basically, counting is really getting a rhythm going which works.

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The center one is close to how I do it. The pause time and closeness of the pattern is dependent on the material thickness, rod and amps. Rarely do it exactly the same since one of the variables is usually changed each time I do a weave.
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I have a sacroiliac joint shot coming up tomorrow and if it pans out then I can get out in the shop and cut up some 1/4 plate and try running some vertical up with the patterns shown. Now, do I have to run a straight stringer bead for the first pass or can I run a "Z" weave for the first pass?

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I have a sacroiliac joint shot coming up tomorrow and if it pans out then I can get out in the shop and cut up some 1/4 plate and try running some vertical up with the patterns shown. Now, do I have to run a straight stringer bead for the first pass or can I run a "Z" weave for the first pass?

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Either one. To aid in your verticals try doing them at a 45 degree angle facing away from you until you get the hang of the rod movement. Then move to 60 degrees away for you, etc.
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Either one. To aid in your verticals try doing them at a 45 degree angle facing away from you until you get the hang of the rod movement. Then move to 60 degrees away for you, etc.
I have heard that some shops when giving a weld test for vertical up they will let you angle the plate so many degrees away from you when preforming the test. Good thinking That I will try

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