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    Quote Originally Posted by Rig Hand View Post
    Hey, while we are on the subject, kinda. I thought fillet welds were supose to be 1.25 times the material thickness so two peices of 1/4'' plate would require a 5/16'' fillet. Or is it 1-1/2 times the thickness.

    Just curious. I can't remember.
    I was taught the true and technical way to measure the fillet size is by the throat depth (root to face distance @ an angle that bisects the joint angle), which should be equal to the thickness of the smaller of the 2 plates in the joint.

    If the face of the fillet is flat or concave, then the legs would have to be a bit longer than plate thickness to reach minimum throat depth. If the face is convex, the legs would have to be at minimum equal to plate thickness. So yes, depending on face shape, the legs could need to be longer than plate thickness to reach mininum throat depth.

    Since most don't have an accurate way to measure throat depth without a fillet gauge, and most put in their fillets with convex face shape, it's simpler to say make the minimum leg length at least equal to or more than plate thickness, even though that isn't absolutely technically correct. Maybe I should stop saying that! The problem there though is then I would have to explain throat depth and face shape each time. My replies on here are usually half of a novel as it is!
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    well, they moved it today (i couldn't get there) and i haven't gotten any phone calls, so i'm assuming it went well.





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    Im glad it worked out ok, assuming it did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkerMetalworks View Post
    unless the guy who would have had to call me when it fell was under it if it DID fall...
    You know what they say?
















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