Welding advice

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Travelover

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Let me start by saying I'm a rookie welder, with a Lincoln 225 AC tombstone

I need to weld together two pieces at right angles (heavy walled pipe onto a plate), both are mild steel 1/2" thick. After it is welded, I need to machine the weld high spots on the pipe flat on a lathe.

What rod type, diameter and amperage would you recommend?

Thanks.
 
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deereman75

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I have the same welder, and I recently welded some 1/4 inch wall pipe to 1/4 inch plate. I used 3/32 6011 at 75 amps for a root and 1/8 7018 ac for the cover. I know 1/8 6011 would have been better for the root, I just dont have any. I am sure the same would work just fine for you work, just do another one or two passes.
 
 
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