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Re: bevel groove weld without root information = full penetration?

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On Aug 18, 2005, at 6:48 PM, Haan, Scott M POA wrote:

If you show a bevel groove weld without a root callout is it customary to assume it is a full penetration weld?
The weld symbol should have the weld size indicated if it is not to be a full penetration weld. I think that means yes. It's the symbol convention that dictates the weld detail. Someone didn't make a full penetration weld, and now the contractor is saying that the drawing was at fault because it didn't say full penetration, right? I think there must be a special course in contractor college called 'grasping at straws.'
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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