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  1. #1
    frankee_one Guest

    Default Weld thickness???

    How do you measure a weld thickmess? From the center of weld... or edge to edge?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Calgary, Alberta


    Weld thickness is measured by both the leg legnth and the throat. A fillet weld has two legs with toes and a throat, a groove weld has a throat, toes, root reinforcement, and face reinfocement. A typical fillet weld will have a leg length equal to the base metals thickness and a throat that runs from the root and intercepts a line drawn from toe to toe. A concave surface between two toes (or edges) of a fillet weld can offer insufficient throat. A slightly convex surface offers sufficient throat and a little more, but too much is a waste of filler.

    Fillet guages are available from most local welding supply stores and are a good tool for measuring welds.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    near rochester NY


    wow, thats prity well put. i was just going to say it depends on the weld type called out in the prints. but his is much better.
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Ocean City, Maryland

    Thumbs up

    Wow, that was an awesome explanation johnnytig , Thanks
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    Mar 2007
    Oahu, Hawaii


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