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I'm the proud owner of a $200 wirefeed mig with gas hook up.

i've goten ok at welding with it, i invented my own technique though.

the only thing that i can't seem to get happening is overhead welds.

they don't stick. (why am i typing like Hack? pardon my double spacing).

the weld doesn't seem to want to stick to the metal and make that noise that i've been hearing when welding from above (very quick zapzapzap noise).
So i'm looking for some tips since i've got to weld some brackets on my xs and i don't want to remove the motor and flip the frame upside down and make my welds. everything i've read said that its just a little more nerve racking, but i can't even get the damn melted wire to stick no matter how clean the metal is. its almost like gravity is letting the puddle drip off the part and its just landing in the end of my gun or on to my fucking shirts causing me to look like i haven't bought new clothes in 15 years.
tips?
 

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why isn't it binding up when gun is facing down?
i practiced a little more last night. every once in a while it would stick and if i went slow i could keep the puddle going. but still, it was more common for the bead to not start and just look shity.
 
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