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Re: Welding plate stiffener

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>He said that even it is specified,  the 
>fabricators can not do it.
Did you ask him why? I've worked with fabricators who had a tough time 
distinguishing between 'inconvenient' and 'impossible.' If you're making 
a tee joint you can certainly do it. It'll depend on the process as well. 
It's possible to burn through 1/4 in plate and make a mess of it, but 
that can be avoided with a little extra care, perhaps several passes and 
expense on your part. You'll want to ask yourself whether you actually 
need the 1/4 inch weld or whether a smaller weld can meet the 

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___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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