How do you measure a weld thickmess? From the center of weld... or edge to edge?
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Thread: Weld thickness???
07-04-2007, 08:08 PM #1frankee_one Guest
07-04-2007, 10:59 PM #2
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.Jonny
Esab PCM 1000
07-05-2007, 05:19 AM #3
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
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07-05-2007, 02:07 PM #4
Wow, that was an awesome explanation johnnytig , ThanksScott
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07-07-2007, 04:02 AM #5
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