Welding is a process that can’t always be carried out in the most desirable position. Welding needs to be done in a position in which a certain part will actually be used. This might often be in the corner or on the floor or the ceiling. Proper definition and  is essential because welding procedures should indicate the welding posture to be performed. It is also important to choose the welding procedure or technique carefully because some have all-position capacities while others can be used only in one or two positions.

Equipment needed

Basic welding equipment needed are a welding torch, welding helmet or hood, safety boots and jacket.

Safety is the key element when choosing the correct gear to begin your welding project. With the wrong equipment, or inferior stuff – you could do yourself some serious hard. Yes, you can go the cheap route, but in many cases this could lead to equipment that doesn’t last, or even worse, doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to – which could lead to injury. The hood is the most important of all the safety equipment, so make sure you read some welding helmet reviews on all the different styles from different manufacturers before you decide which one is best for you. A lot of the time, it will come down to personal choice and preferences.

Different Types of Welding

There are basically three main types of welding and they are stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding.

Stick Welding

This type of welding is also called arc welding. It is basically one of the most traditional methods of welding used for fixing tractors in barns. A stick electrode is used in this welding procedure. The stick is struck in the form of a match for getting the arc going and then it id fed into puddles as it burns. This welding procedure is quite simple. Using stick welding machines is also very simple for the welders and quite affordable as well.

MIG Welding

MIG welding is also considered one of the easiest welding procedures. This is because the welding rod does not need to be fed as it gets shorten as with the stick welding procedure. In this welding procedure, a wire is carefully fed by way of a cable and put at the end of the MIG welding gun. The only thing that the operator needs to do is pull the gun trigger and start welding. It sounds quite easy but it is not that easy.

MIG Welding continued

MIG welding is also considered one of the easiest welding procedures. This is because the welding rod does not need to be fed as it gets shorten as with the stick welding procedure. In this welding procedure, a wire is carefully fed by way of a cable and put at the end of the MIG welding gun. The only thing that the operator needs to do is pull the gun trigger and start welding. It sounds quite easy but it is not that easy.

TIG Welding

TIG welding is not very common among welders because it is one of the most difficult welding procedures. It is very tough for the welders to master this procedure. The welder needs to use both his hands for TIG welding. It is also important to note that the tools used for this type of welding are quite expensive.

Flat Welding Style

Flat Welding Style This is the easiest style of all the three welding styles for roofing. In this welding position, the MIG gun is pushed with the angle of the MIG gun pointing straight down and leaning towards the direction of the weld at 35 degrees.

Welding Techniques and Positions

Basically, there are three types of welding styles used for roofing and they are plat position welding style, horizontal position welding style and vertical position welding style.

High Voltage Setting

It is necessary to make use of a high voltage setting running hot and fast. Here, it would be beneficial to make use of steady motion as it would work very well. However, there is no harm in using any other pattern as long as the weld penetrates.

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Horizontal Welding Style

The horizontal welding style is a little difficult. In this procedure, the MIG gun points upward between 35 and 45 degrees and tilts about 15 to 35 degrees towards the direction of the weld. It is necessary to watch out for the weld rolling over or any kind of overlap. It is also essential to keep the weld to a very tight stringer beads on almost any joint. Circles and whipping work best for this procedure. However, it is to be noted that you cannot crack the machine setting up for compensating your complete lack of skill. It is essential for the weld to spread out while being controlled with technique and skill.