Mark if I'm welding for myself I'm gonna take my time and clean stuff up. No time for that in shops. So if I had to use one rod it would be 7018.Thank you
I was always using 6013s...don't remember why.....and then tried the 7018s with much better results...I had gotten a handful of 6011s...at one time and I don't remember if I ever even used them..gotta give them another try...thanksMark if I'm welding for myself I'm gonna take my time and clean stuff up. No time for that in shops. So if I had to use one rod it would be 7018.
Pretty, flat welds, smooth running, smells awesome, and flux flakes off just rubbing the chipping hammer across it. Great, great rod.
7018 is my favorite all around rod. MIG welding is convenient but stick welding is plain fun.Pretty, flat welds, smooth running, smells awesome, and flux flakes off just rubbing the chipping hammer across it. Great, great rod.
Yeah, I hope it doesn't come back and bite us in the rear later on. You should see a trailer shop in winter with a couple guys arc-gouging. Looks like a Bob Marley concert.7018 is my favorite all around rod. MIG welding is convenient but stick welding is plain fun.
And if these fumes are bad for me, they at least should smell good. In high school I took quite a few welding classes, and for the first year or two there was no ventilation other than opening the doors and a few box fans . By the end of class there would be so much smoke filling the room you could barely see.
I have on a couple of different forums, and nobody has had a problem like this. The typical problem is just that the PS (and the oil cooler and trans cooler) lines leak at the crimps where they switch between metal tubes and rubber hoses. I've even gone through the full-service manual looking for what the underlying problem might be.That's frustrating, especially in the cold! Have you searched or posted on GM / Chevy truck forums? Might be a common problem with potential solutions.
The area I was doing has been a planting area so it easily got dug up. It was overgrown with weeds and grass. The machine itself weighs a lot maybe 30 lbs without the 15 lb weight. It also puts a beating on your body. I have to wear a back brace when using it. It dug down on the areas where the earth was never disturb.Interesting, can I ask how well it works? I'm looking around at used mini-tillers at the moment. No big needs, I'd like to be able to turn over the soil in the areas where I'm adding dirt in the yard, to kind of chew up the grass that I buried underneath. And to have a way to kind of scuff-up/loosen the top of the soil, for other areas that need to be seeded. A rear-tine tiller is obviously much more capable, but seems overkill for me, is more expensive, and takes more storage space.
I have a Crafsman weedwhacker that can take an attachment like that. I'm also looking at things like the little Mantis tillers. I like the idea that those ones let you reverse the tines, so they either dig in deeper (teeth rotating into the dirt), or kind of skim along the top (teeth rotating away from the dirt).