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Re: Open Web/LH Steel Joist Splices

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In a message dated 8/9/00 12:22:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
m.stuart(--nospam--at)atlanticengineering.com writes:

> 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.
>  
That is a reasonable concern. The joist manufacturer had some sort of field 
troubleshooter on the job and presumably got the ok to reweld them. At any 
rate, there was no way we wanted the factory guys welding them!

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