I neglected to add,
my Blodgett?s cost me 6 bucks brand new???a long, long time
Sent: January 11, 2006 6:26
Subject: RE: 5/16 Fillet
Dave's comment is good. What he
might of meant was that more weld passes would be required. We weren't
interested in a particular job but the overall economy of any project where
welds larger than really required will increase the costs.
It might be of value to read Section 7.5 in Blodgett's "Design
of Welded Structures", one of the structural engineers
Neil Moore, SE, SECB
neil moore and
consulting structural engineers
At 02:04 PM 1/11/2006, you
Yep, that was
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?.
William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
From: dave lowen
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:34
Subject: 5/16 Fillet
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.
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
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