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Offline Wyattboche

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Flux core wire
« on: February 08, 2014, 06:38:58 PM »
Has any one tried using flux core wire and shielding gas when welding?

Offline fabr

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:37:44 PM »
No,why  would there be a need to?
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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:10:07 PM »
No,why  would there be a need to?
went to my local welding shop to get prices on steel. There was a guy welding and I asked what was his setup,and why there was hardly any welding spatter? He said he uses flux core wire and shielding gas to get better penetration and there's no welding spatter. News to me.

Offline millbilly

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 11:19:20 PM »
That is duel shield welding, different wire I think.

Puts down a nice weld.

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 03:41:38 AM »
I used to use it all the time doing on-site structural repair work on heavy equipment. It's a different wire from "flux core" Look up dual shield wire or gas shielded core wire. This is exactly what we used, but there are others.....http://www.ebay.com/itm/E70T-MIG-Welding-Wire-5-64-50lb-coil-Lincoln-Ultracore-70C-Dual-Shield-/191062087968?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7c301920

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 07:38:22 AM »
So... Why don't more people do it?

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 08:52:07 AM »
more for adverse conditions but you can if you want to but I think it's a little more expensive.  a good quality wires really reduces splatter as well all a good welder and the operator etc etc.
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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 09:19:58 AM »
OK,you guys taught me something. More info here and a lot of other places.  http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/support/welding-solutions/pages/shielded-flux-cored-electrodes.aspx
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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 09:27:33 AM »
OK,you guys taught me something. More info here and a lot of other places.  http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/support/welding-solutions/pages/shielded-flux-cored-electrodes.aspx

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 10:07:24 AM »
Sure can!!
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 02:06:16 PM »
it is refreshing the teaching of the older dog what they all ready knew  ;D  ;D

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Re: Flux core wire
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 02:33:54 PM »
 ;) ;D ;D
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