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is this what it's supposed to look like?

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  • is this what it's supposed to look like?

    Well, it was a long time since I've done this weld, but 125amps DC+ with a 6018 electrode, and 1/4" pipe. Just curious if this is the way stick welds can look.
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    Tanner, thats not bad at all but it looks like it was maybe a bit to cold or moved a bit to fast.The bead looks high in the center it should be flatter with smoother riples. Did you mean 7018? Did you leave a root opening or have a joint prep. of some kind.If you are using 7018 then try 140 amps you might be too hot but you can go down slightly from there.
    Hope this is of some help.