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    Hi there,

    I'm a Welding beginner and I have a question:

    I want to buy a 3/32 electrode and use to weld tube(s) of 0.062 x 1.25 dia. (62 in long) - It is a frame for a Land sail so I can ride on it....

    Can I use this electrode on a Arc Welder (70 amp) and safely connect these pipes together? or should I use a thicker electrode? (1/8 maybe??)

    Is 0.062 enough thickness of metal for this electrode???

    or 0.125 thickness would stand more my weight?

    Thanks,

    Carlos Rudge

  • #2
    Originally posted by rudgeusa View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm a Welding beginner and I have a question:

    I want to buy a 3/32 electrode and use to weld tube(s) of 0.062 x 1.25 dia. (62 in long) - It is a frame for a Land sail so I can ride on it....

    Can I use this electrode on a Arc Welder (70 amp) and safely connect these pipes together? or should I use a thicker electrode? (1/8 maybe??)

    Is 0.062 enough thickness of metal for this electrode???

    or 0.125 thickness would stand more my weight?

    Thanks,

    Carlos Rudge
    Carlos Hi; You woun't be runing 1/8" rods on a 70amp. machine !!

    ................ Norm :
    www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      ?? Why ??

      If not 1/8 which size should use for this thickness?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rudgeusa View Post
        If not 1/8 which size should use for this thickness?
        Hi, What I meant is, that machine does't have enough power to run 1/8" rods.

        Norm :
        www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Ahhhh---ok

          I got it thanks....

          what mild metal thickness can use a 70-80 amp welder: could it be: 0.062 or 0.125???

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          • #6
            http://www.millerwelds.com/pdf/PrinciplesSMAW.pdf
            The miller site is full of info.
            Be safe
            Jeff

            Give more than you get and
            you will get more than ya need.
            This is true for the good and bad
            that life puts out.

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            • #7
              Dude, you're going to be hating life trying to weld 16ga tubing with a 3/32 rod....
              Bobcat 225NT
              Cutmaster 52
              Lincoln Weld-Pak 100 buzz box
              Caterpillar TH63
              '07 Kawasaki ZZR600

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              • #8
                70 amp. Machine ??

                Carlos Hi;

                You would find it much easier if you could find a Mig Welder to use on
                your project !!

                ....................... Norm :
                www.normsmobilewelding.blogspot.com

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