Special Considerations with FCAW-S Electrodes
Some self shielded flux cored electrodes utilize extended stickout distances of 1-½ in. to 3-¾ in. (38 – 95 mm) with faster wire feed speeds for higher productivity. (Note that an extended stickout of these distances are not possible with gas shielded electrodes, as a lack of shielding and resulting weld metal contamination will most likely occur).