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RE: 5/16 Fillet Weld

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Dave –


Yep, that was me.


I understand your point about the difference in the quantity of weld metal deposed. I’m not a welder, and I’m not sure the deposition rate is the same.


The bottom line: The welder on this job says this about the proposed change: “No Biggie”.


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers

-----Original Message-----
From: dave lowen [mailto:jatech(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:34 AM
Subject: 5/16 Fillet Weld


I think it was Bill Allen who posted a message this morning (I deleted it already) regarding changing a fillet weld size from 3/16 to 5/16 because it only amounted to a little more electrode.

In fact, a 5/16 fillet requires approximately 3 times the electrode as a 3/16 weld.


One could assume that if the deposition rate in pounds per hour were the same for both welds then the larger weld would take 3 times as long, a substantial labor cost.



Dave Lowen

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