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6G 6 inch schedule 80 pipe test with 6010 uphill root.
arc shots, rod angle, body positioning are all key factors
Some welders are being required to use 5/32" 7018 for welding tests.
IF the procedure specifies 5/32" 7018 then that is what you have to use.
Stick Welding with practice plate open root that will get you ready for pipe.
This video shows importance of arc length and rod angle and well and lots of other great tips.
Stick Welding with 5/32" 6010 Open Root Plate Downhill
Ironworker welders are seeing welding procedures that specify 5/32" 7018 electrodes.
If the procedure calls for 5/32" 7018, then that is what you do.