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Downhill root with XX10 rods are very common in the oil and gas industry.
A very valuable high paying skill is to be able to make good roots like this.
In pipeliner terms, its called "the bead"
Stick Welding 2g 3/8" plate with 7018 1/8"
3/8" thick plate with 22.5 deg bevels
1/4" backing bar, 1/4" gap
7018 1/8" dcep 130-135 amps root
slightly less amperage for cap
Pipe Welding downhill is required for many procedures in the oil and gas industry. It helps to start with plate and gradually move to pipe once you have the basics
Practice plate 3g plate 6010 root 7018 fill and cap
3/32" gap and 3/32" land
75-80 amps DCEP
these settings will work on pipe too