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RE: Tack Welds

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>We have not found any such welds in the remaining original construction,
> only "four 1/8 in. diameter tack welds".  Therein lies the problem!

That makes the situation pretty clear, I think. ;-> Such a weld has no 
reliable strength--it isn't long enough to have any actual weld metal in 
it. 


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