Horizontal Welding on a Wrought Iron Fence

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Horizontal welding on metal and wrought iron fences, pulling, the stack nickel effect and pushing the weld in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you today about building a wrought iron fence. Another welding tip is a horizontal weld, or a flat weld. It depends on again, your thickness of material, and type of material. If you're wanting to lay on a really thick bead, you start here, and you point towards the bead and you actually do what they call pulling it, working your stack nickel effect. But you're laying on a lot more wire so you're going to have kind of a, kind of a taller bead when you're done. Your puddle's going to be much bigger. You see I laid on a lot of weld. Now if I go the other direction, I'm doing what I call pushing the weld. I'm laying on a little less because I'm needing to cover the area faster and I obviously don't need that much filler material laid into the gap. See I covered a lot more area in as much time as I covered here.