I just bought a welder and learned to weld last summer, and got pretty
good at it after wasting $25 worth or rods and scrap steel.
I got to weld something now, and its freezing in my unheated garage.
The metal will be as cold as the outdoor temp (below freezing).
When the metal is that cold, do I need to increase the welder power
for the same gauge metal? In other words, if I had the welder set to
80 in the summer, should I set it to 85 or 90 in the cold, for the
Maybe this is nonsense, but the way I see it, the metal, rod, etc
needs more heat to reach welding temperature.
By the way, I am refering to a stick welder.