quick note on the welding, one thing it took a little bit for me to see was what the puddle was actually doing, like was it melting each side and forming a key hole so to speak, or was it only getting one side. keeping a clear lens will help alot, and cheaters if needed will too. there is a some vids out there of what and where to look for the puddle. vertical and over head can be challenge for sure, if mig, try going down hill? also heat rises so you may need to turn it down some times.Quick note, I can weld just fine on the flat but having a bit of trouble on the vertical plane and upside down. The good thing is I got great penetration...just looks poorly. I also added a 3/16" plate on the bottom of the rail, and it's solid as can be.
A horizontal weld on a vertical surface is always tough, the J movement with more time pulling up helps the puddle stay centered but still doesn't lay right. Could use that sweet tractor to pick up one side to at least get some angle and brings things to a comfy level if you have more welding.Quick note, I can weld just fine on the flat but having a bit of trouble on the vertical plane and upside down.