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Old 11-19-2004, 05:14 PM
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I have been trying to weld inner rockers. Ibeen trying to do plug welds. I made sure the metals were clean and tight. I drilled 5/32 holes but they do not hold. should i be making the holes bigger? like a 3/16 hole?

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I can see why they wouldn't hold. The holes should be 5/16". At 5/32" you are probably not hitting the bottom panel at all.
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You really need to read the following FAQ (Click here) "Basics of Basics" mig welding.


The hole is way,way to small 5/16 or even 3/8" are proper. As the "basics" say, cut the wire clean every weld, then direct the wire to the bottom of layer of metal and DON'T HIT THE EDGE OF THE HOLE until you are good and melting the bottom.
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Old 11-20-2004, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for the tips. I drilled a 5/16 hole and it worked. thanks again paul
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