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RE: Welding plate stiffener

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>This limitation is specified because welding the full dimension melts the
>corner of the plate and creates a risk of having an actual throat less than
>the apparent throat.
Isn't this made up for by penetration into the root of the weld? That 
assumes full fusion, but proper weld technique assures that. And if 
you're putting enough heat to the weld to melt out the weld scarves and 
remove the corners, you'll sure get full fusion. 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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