MIG or ARC Welding Settings Rule Of Thumb?
by Ron Elliot
Hi. Is there a rule of thumb or general rule initially to determine the settings for mig welding or arc welding before beginning? I'm considering a small steel patch on my truck frame which has rusted out where an open "C" channel portion of the frame joins a "box" type. The lower rounded edged of the frame have rusted just above the rounded part leaving the bottom portion still intact.
I just want to weld a piece or pieces to the sides and bottom all the way to the top in order to strengthen it before any actual breakage or weakness occurs. I'm thinking metal of at least 1/8" thick or slightly thicker should do the trick but I have to locate such plate or angle steel. Ron Elliott.