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RE: Weld shelf requirement

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The recommended shelf you have is not a requirement of AWS or the AISC. Your
values are correct. You'll find it in the AISC Manual. I helps maintain arc
integrity and shielding.

Bob Shaw

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From: utej(--nospam--at)attbi.com [mailto:utej(--nospam--at)attbi.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 12:30 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Weld shelf requirement


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
code?

Thank you.


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