I am a newly employed welder for a construction company, d1.1 certified 4g . They want to certify me in d1.3 also so I can weld 12 gauge galvanized steel studs and thinner stuff also (7018 , DC stick)
I have 0 experience with this. My boss hasnt really informed me on what process to use, what i will be tested on , or anything. I had a very very short time to orient myself with the machine (miller bobcat) , also I am not used to welding on a genset machine at all, I have only a few hours in my life using them.
Tomorrow at 8am I take my certification test. lol.
any tips? I think I should be using DCEN since this is thinner stuff, 3/32'nds rod by the way. I have the 'course' amperage set to low , 40-100 amps, and the 'fine' setting set about 7 .. so Im guessing im around 70 amps. I really have no idea what the test is going to be, if its going to be 1F or 6G , or anywhere in between I have gotten 0 info on this. My boss is not a welder and knows really nothing about the test.
sorry long post, cliffnotes:
should i be using DCEN or DCEP on 12 gauge (some of it is doubled up , so , 2 layers of 12 gauge)
when doing verticle, should i be going downhill or up ... im so used to doing 6010 DCEP always up up up, never down.. im not sure what is correct here.
also i dont know why the F we arent using MIG for this application. makes no sense to me.