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Correct.....please disregard my comments
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ober [mailto:eric(--nospam--at)cagley.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 3:10 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Weld shelf requirement


See AISC LRFD 3rd Ed. p. 8-15 for discussion of minimum shelf 
dimensions.  It appears that for SMAW fillet welds, they show weld size 
+ 1/4". SAW requires greater shelf for the flux.  

Eric Ober

Lowen, Dave wrote:

>I have always used D+1/16, as I understand it, if the shelf or plate thickness is the same as the weld size, then the value of the weld is reduced by 10%
>
>Regards,
>Dave
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: utej(--nospam--at)attbi.com [mailto:utej(--nospam--at)attbi.com]
>Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 2:00 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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