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What is the weld "shelf" minimum dimension required for a fillet weld?  It is 
my understanding that the fillet weld size plus 5/16" (cf: 1/4" fillet plus 
5/16" equals a 9/16" total shelf required) is the minimum recommended shelf for 
a fillet weld, but is that a requirement in the AWS or and other standard or 

Thank you.

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