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RE: Open Web/LH Steel Joist Splices

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I would not advise anyone but the manufacturer's own field people making
repairs to suspect shop welds.  If there is a subsequent failure then the
manufacturer can claim that the unauthorized field welding contributed to
the poor performance of the member.

Matthew Stuart, PE, SE, PEng
Atlantic Engineering Services

-----Original Message-----
From: STEPHEN TAYLOR
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 2:30 PM
To: MATTHEW STUART
Subject: FW: Open Web/LH Steel Joist Splices




-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Fix [mailto:kefix(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 1:22 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Open Web/LH Steel Joist Splices



--- Nd1942(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> We had some open web joists shipped to our job several years ago from a
plant
>
> in Arkansas. We inspected them and they were pretty poor welds. We made
them
> reweld (by ironworkers on the jobsite) the bad welds and then put them in
the
>
> air. You might want to watch for that.
>

Who was it?

Keith Fix
Little Rock, Arkansas

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