I may have become infamous among farmer welders with this post. http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=338658&posts=5... I have been watching a few videos on you tube as suggested by old pokey and have learned a few things, but wonder what is the best direction to proceed from here. Do I need to buy an AC/DC welder or just some 7018AC rods? Speaking of rod, what do I do with all the fancy rods I bought from 5 Star? Are they just pretty colored flux on regular rod? They claim up to 90000 psi breaking strength.