Do you run 6011 uphill or downhill?

6011 rods weld all positions and all directions… uphill and downhill both can be done…downhill welding is no problem…. sometimes, when you weld with downhill with 6013 rods slag runs ahead of the puddle and causes problems like slag inclusions and wormholes.

How strong is 6011 Rod?

The first two digits tell the tensile strength of the weld in thousands of pounds. The “60” in 6011 lets you know that the final weld will have a strength of sixty thousand pounds.

Can you weld 6011 on DC?

The 6011 welding rods have a high cellulose potassium-type coating. These rods can be used with AC and DC polarity for all-position welding. They work especially well for welding rusty, dirty or older metal or making repairs outside where it’s windy.

What are 6011 rods?

E 6011 electrode is a general-purpose electrode performs welding in all positions and efficiently in vertical-up and over-head positions; it is used mainly for sheet metal welding and low silicon deposit application. The electrode arc is easy to control and produces a flat weld bead with light slag formation.

What is the best electrode for vertical welding?

When selecting an electrode for welding vertically-up, we recommend that you opt for one that has low iron powder content. Iron powder takes more time to cool down. An electrode with less iron powder will set quicker and will not drip or produce slag. You can opt for either AWS 6010 or AWS 7018.

Is it better to weld Vertical Up or down?

For material thicker than sheet metal, vertical welding generally should be performed uphill. Welding thinner sheet metal can be performed downhill because less penetration is needed, and the faster travel speed produces cooler temperatures that prevent burn-through.

What are 6011 rods good for?

The 6011 welding rod is useful for jobs that require deep penetration, no matter the position or welder setup. It is a solid all-around welding rod. Because it is an iron rod, it is useful for most kinds of iron and mild steel.