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    Re: Rod type for stick welding

    7016 can be used electrode negative as well as electrode positive which gives you some nice abilities and control especially for root passes. You can run it uphill, overhead, horizontal it is a great all-around rod, used in shipyards and marinas for years. For a while, I could not even order it near me now it is back. I tend to circle with it and it looks pretty nice, sometimes people think it is TIG.

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    Re: Rod type for stick welding

    Quote Originally Posted by MISSING LINK View Post
    I know the fire fight will come at me. But..... I do use 6013 to repair mild steel pipe hand rails that are subject to servere vibrations. It seems that with 3/32 7018 they crack the weld or just next to it. But the ones I repaired with 3/32 6013 hold up. My guess is the 7018 doesnt let things flex at the same rate as 6013. Low tensile pipe, low tensile electrode? I dunno.. I have even field repaired some hyd piping on a excavator boom and the 6013 held, the previous shop repair with 7018 failed. Like I said, I can't explain it or condone others doing it out of legal reasons. But for me it worked when nothing else did........
    Heck, I made some redneck quickie tractor bucket forks with 6013.

    No weld cracking issues - but I did eventually bend them into a pretzel, straighten and bend 2 more times.
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    Re: Rod type for stick welding

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    In my opinion, it's such a common rod for pros to use that it gathered up a cult following of almost everyone else

    But really, since it has most of the properties anyone would like: easy running, works vertical up pretty good, mildly tolerates imperfectly cleaned steel, high ductility for great impact properties (even when "wet"), etc., it's really just a great all-around rod.
    Our local supply houses stopped carrying 7016 when the guy who welded just about every floating dock, steel pontoon, and pointed pipe moring pole retired. They told us that 7018 replaced it. 7018 was all they had, it welded differently I do not like 7018 for horizontal or overhead. I did get a hold of some 7016 over the internet but it comes damaged.


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    Re: Rod type for stick welding

    Quote Originally Posted by William McCormick View Post
    Our local supply houses stopped carrying 7016 when the guy who welded just about every floating dock, steel pontoon, and pointed pipe moring pole retired. They told us that 7018 replaced it. 7018 was all they had, it welded differently I do not like 7018 for horizontal or overhead. I did get a hold of some 7016 over the internet but it comes damaged.


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    William McCormick
    Just move to Australia, every supplier carries WIA 16TC 7016's in every size up to 5mm, and the 16TC's are by far the best 7016 rod I've ever used, except for MAYBE Kobe LB52U's for open root.

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