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Re: Shear Stud Welding In The Field with Galvanized Steel

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I will email you an article, I think it is from the UK, that advises
against it. The difference with galvanized deck is the welding procedure
burns through the deck and the zinc from the deck does not contaminate the
actual weld. But if the beam is galvanized , this would contaminate the

Andrew Kester, PE

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)> 

> Bill,
> You might ask the project's stud supplier for their
> recommended written
> procedure for stud welding. It should describe how much galvanizing it
> covers. HTH, Jim Getaz
> Winchester, Virginia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of Bill Polhemus Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 2:55 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Shear Stud Welding In The Field with Galvanized
> Steel
> We're having a bit of a controversy here. I'm specifying field-installed
> shear studs for our steel beams, through galvanized form deck (Vulcraft 
> VLI 1.5") into WF steel beams. I know personally that this is commonly 
> done but I'm dealing with an industrial contractor for whom this is 
> unusual. 
> They claim they will have to grind off the galvanizing on the top flanges

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