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Welding the beam to the bearing plate seems reasonable, what are your concerns? 

Tarek Mokhtar, SE

> On Apr 23, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Joe Venuti <jovenengr(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> Hello all
> The situation occurs at 2o connections where the roof beams cantilever 
> over steel columns. The contractor is asking if he can torch off the bolts 
> (A307 mostly but some A325) and weld along the width of the 1/2" bearing 
> plate each side of beam and along the parallel edges of flange and bearing 
> plate. Reason because the bolts with show thru finish.  Would it better 
> plug weld the bolt holes or would that even work.  Any thoughts or experiences 
> are welcomed.
> Joe Venuti
> Joven Engineering
> P.O. Box 5098
> La Quinta,  CA  92248

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