To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: proper weld metal notes
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 00 11:32:46 -0500
>It would be interested to see a breakdown that shows why for a multi pass
>weldement "a fillet weld probably costs on the order of $30 per pound of
>weld metal; a CJP groove weld on the order of $60 per pound of weld metal"
Check Blodgett's Weld procedure Handbook for guidance on this. The cost
info might not be accurate but the work component items are still pretty
close. Basically when there's a root pass to make and at least look over
and a groove to make and clean up, plus possible positioning issues, the
numbers look right. I heard an estimate once (a long time ago) that the
Navy estimated about $50/lb for deposited weld metal. The context of the
discussion was grove welds with examination other than visual.
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)