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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:22 PM

A couple weeks ago I took a certification test in my welding class. Even though school is over I went in to the welding class today so I could see, and help bend the test pieces. Well, I passed! Each test plate has two strips cut out and bent, each one had a tiny hole that opened up, but it was still well within the tolerances.

There where 9 that took it, and 8 of us passed; the one fail had lack of fusion and split wide open. One of the 9 did an overhead plate, as well as vertical, but it had a lot of porosity in it and we knew it would fail before I even bent it.

I am now certified by the American Welding Society to weld in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions on any thickness, with any electrode.

Next year, I hope to take the overhead portion.
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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:25 PM

congrats, Ryan :thumbs:


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:31 PM

Congrats to ya Ryan!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :thumbs:  :D    I knew ya had it in ya!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Congrats.. 


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Congratulations! 


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:56 PM

Congrats Ryan. That's a nice addition to your Resume!  


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Congrats Ryan!  I've been watching, but not commenting, and I must say I am not surprised that you passed.  However, from your descriptions, I AM surprised so many from your class did so well!  Kudos to them also.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Congratulation Ryan, makes you feel good when you get what you had worked hard at.

 

 

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 03:29 PM

You go guy!


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Congratulations Ryan!! Now maybe you could help us old farts here on line make some better welds. Good Job. Roger.


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 03:57 PM

Awesome !           :thumbs:


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Way to go Ryan, we're all proud !


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Here is a picture of what the joint was like; these are from a different certification test I took last month, but the fit up is exactly the same thing. The joint is 5 inches long, 1 inch plates with a 45 degree V-groove, and a 3/8 backing strip.

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The two strips are taken one inch in each direction from the center. Here are my two strips after the bend test. You can see that each one has a small hole.

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Congrats, that's fantastic.

If you need more practice, I am sure several folk here have stuff that needs welded.
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Posted June 18, 2013 - 05:14 PM

Good job, Ryan!  :thumbs: You now have the permission of the forum to repair anything that needs to be fixed on anyone's tractor.  Give me a call this week and I will let you know what day works best for you to knock down the things I need done.

 

In all seriousness, though, great work!  I'm sure you feel proud! 

 

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