nah .... you got to admit Mike, MIG is a POP compared to stick, uphill
never been a fan of flux cored ... but then never did much of it ....I cut my teeth doing 56s root and hot pass with fcaw fill and cap. 99%of the welding done was fcaw . Whenever there was a job to do on MIG nobody in the shop could get a decent weld bead new guys started and couldn't do decent fcaw but managed the MIG no problems.
One place I worked did a lot of sub arc pipe spools. Was impressive runs going in on occasion the pipe was rotated and the weld pool always on top so not overly positionalnever been a fan of flux cored ... but then never did much of it ....
Ever done any subby-arc Mike ..... that's the way to lay it down ... not a lot of cop in the vertical/overhead though although it has been tried ... apparently
used to work for a guy who's biz was partly to do with the local steel works round here ... amongst all sorts, he re-furbished the Davey mill rollers from the rolling mill lines.One place I worked did a lot of sub arc pipe spools. Was impressive runs going in on occasion the pipe was rotated and the weld pool always on top so not overly positional
aye can well imagine trying to mount branches on a Bode manipulator'd be well excitingAye you can imagine with pipe spools with elbows and tees and such getting it to rotate at a steady rate when it was sometimes heavily out of balance we come up with some weird looking solutions with bits stuck on here , there to get the thing to rotate in time