So my buddy is in Iraq and has a Bluestar 6000 Gas Powered Arc Welder. I picked it up from his parents house and want to give it a go with lots and lots of practice first.
I have 2" x 2" x 11 gauge (.120) 304 stainless steel tubing. This is a heavy duty welder, and should be capable of putting my stand together.
Home depot stopped selling welding rods around here and Lowe's selection is pretty much limited to 7014 and 6013 electrodes. I'm looking for Stainless rods, but am curious if these will do the job in regards to protecting from any rust.
Anything else i can do to make sure this weld turns out good with a stick welder. My experience is limited to high school metal shop
so again....lots and lots of practice before i go to town.