Steel Deck Institute says " Arc-spot welds, or puddle welds, are produced by
striking an arc on the upper sheet, forcing a hole to form, while the lower
unit is being raised to fusion temperature. With the attainment of proper
temperature, the electrode is moved in a pattern until the hole is filled
and fusion atained on the arc-puddle perimeter."
SDS Architects, Inc
205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
Sent: Friday, April 23, 1999 10:43 AM
To: SEAOC Newsletter
Subject: Re: Steel Deck Diaphragms
>I have specified a 22ga. steel deck with puddle
>welds at supports
For cultural value what is puddle weld?
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this distance" (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)