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I’ve seen it both ways, and either way the steel detailer seems to figure it out.  Still, I will typically show the two separate weld symbols.

Doug Mayer, SE

Structural Engineer


From: Jerry Coombs [mailto:JCoombs(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:49 AM
To: SEA ListServe
Subject: weld symbols


For those of you that do a lot of steel work:

Say you have an HSS square shape end butting to the side of another of the same size.  Say you want to weld it all around (never mind why).  Do you show two weld symbols, one for fillet weld both sides and one for flare bevel both sides?  Or do you show one symbol for fillet weld all around, knowing full well it'll get done properly.  one symbol makes for a much cleaner detail.  In this case, weld stress is not a concern. 


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