Originally Posted by chadmw7
I have a 1/4" hose and 0, 1, & 4 size tips. Can I make it work with that setup?
If the sizes you are referring to are for Victor equipment then it is probably stretching it a bit. Did you preheat the 1/2" plate and how big is it? Preheating it with a cutting torch or rosebud will make a big difference and the size of the 1/2" plate will make a difference also, the larger it is the harder this will be to do.
Brimstone that is a very good chart, thanks for posting it. I agree the no.4 is going to be a bit on the small side here and what you said about the 2" square vs a table top is exactly what I was thinking too as to whether this can be successfully done or not. Certainly some preheat is in order here and I suppose even the table top size plate could be welded ok if preheated and the heat maintained during the welding, the welding tip might not supply enough heat by itself if the plate is too big.