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We usually use a 1/4" root gap so the tack weld does not get in the way of
fitting the second tube.  We also usually only bevel one of the tubes...the
additional labor to bevel the second tube does not offset the cost of the
slightly additional weld metal required for the single bevel (for most wall
thicknesses)

I also have to agree with the reply to this subject by Thomas Hunt.  If a
partial penetration weld is adequate, then by all means that is the better
choice.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Burch" <rburch(--nospam--at)conterra.com>
To: <wpulyer(--nospam--at)carolina.rr.com>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: HSS splice


> Bill,
> That sounds like a great idea - I've often wondered how to get a good
> full pen splice in a tube or pipe.
>
> Do you tack weld the plate to the first tube, and if so, does the tack
> weld get in the way of the second tube fitting up against the first
> one?  Do you bevel one or both tubes?
>
> Thanks,
> Rick Burch
> Columbia, SC


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