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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 08:54 AM

Well guys, in one week I will be taking my NY State DOT certification test in my welding class. The test is on a V-groove butt joint with a backing strip in the vertical position. If I pass, I will be certified for all thickness in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. I am going to be using 1/8 inch 7018 electrodes.

 

There is a welding class in the morning (the one I am in) and another in the afternoon; between the two classes there are 40-45 students. Out of both classes, only 8 or so are taking the test.

 

HERE is the thread I started about the welding class.


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 09:02 AM

I think you will do just fine Ryan.  Take a few deep breaths before you start and just try to relax a bit.  Good Luck!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Good luck, Ryan! As if you need it! LOL! Just think of it as you are fixing your tractor!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Ryan, You will do just fine. Relax and do what you know you need to do. Make sure to clean well between passes if you multi-pass it.

 

Let us know how the "break out" goes, photos if you can. :thumbs:


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:36 AM

GOOD LUCK !!!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Given some of the projects you have tackled in the past I'm confident you'll ace this Ryan. Good luck!

 


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Good luck Ryan, go your way!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Good luck Ryan , you can do it

 

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 04:59 PM

All the best, Ryan!  Go get 'em!

 

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:14 PM

Good Luck Ryan.

 

 

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Nail it Ryan!  I wish you the very best, but you don't need it, as you'll do fine!


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Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Good luck my friend!  I'm sure you will do fine.  I hope you all pass.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Thanks everybody!

I asked the teacher what the pass rate is, he said only 15% of seasoned welders pass. That is pretty low, and I am far from seasoned!

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Thanks everybody!

I asked the teacher what the pass rate is, he said only 15% of seasoned welders pass. That is pretty low, and I am far from seasoned!

 

Then remember, just in case you don't pass it the 1st time, that it's NOT a hit to your skill level.  Patience is a key in welding, and also in getting certification.  :thumbs:


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Today we had a CWI (certified weld inspecter) come in to talk to us. He talked to us at the end of class, and in the beginning we had some shop time. While some where in the shop, I spent some time talking with the welding teacher and CWI about arc blow. We spoke for about 25 minutes about just arc blow! He told us a bunch of different things, and now we think we know why everybody has gotten arc blow during the DOT! I was really worried about arc blow, and now I think I will be able to combat it.




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