Basic build up pad with 7018. Right off the bat, what you want to do with any type of welding is get yourself comfortable. Something as simple as turning a plate a few degrees on a table can make all the difference.
Welding Overhead 4F position tube to plate with 5/32" 7018 is a bit more challenging than with smaller electrodes but the same fundamentals apply for the most part.
Tight arc length, rod angle, and restarts are demonstrated with instructive arc shots and body positioning.
Andrew's company is seeing welding procedures for open root 7016. Before tackling an open root pipe with 7016, some might benefit from a few practice plates. Fitup, featheriing tack welds, arc length, rod angle, are discussed.