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Posted June 18, 2013 - 11:38 PM

It's great your efforts paid off. Congratulations!!!!


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:33 AM

Congratulations Ryan! That's awesome! I knew you could do it. :thumbs:


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 12:48 AM

Well done, Ryan.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 03:37 AM

WELL DONE Ryan!!

Looking at the backer plate tack job I see stops at the edges.... If the were done at Catapillar it would have failed instantly. But that is a differnt kind of welding than what your cert was for but is actually more usefull in the real world for all us average joes.
If your welding your loader arms or teeth on a bucket ,or just about any fabrication, you doon't want to finish a weld bead at the edge of a plate as it raises the probability of a tear imensely. Stop an inch or so back and then START the bead at the edge or if possible at least 1/2" from it and pass over the tail of your last weld to tie it in.
Edges and corners of say a tank should be "wrapped" and "tied in" to also prevent stress cracks and pin holes from stopping.
But I'm sure they stressed that in weldindg class? Just some good tips for us fixer upper welders LOL .
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 05:14 AM

I learn something every day here! Thanks, Keith!


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:20 AM

Thanks again!

Kieth, that is not something I learned in class! Even if I did know that, the code is VERY strict on fit up and that is the way it must be tacked together.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:29 AM

The fit up and all looked perfect! Just saying if it were an actual part. The tacks get cut off anyways.
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 10:06 AM

IF you were closer I would put you to work and give you all the practice you would ever need.

 

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 10:04 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.


Well, between the two welding classes, there are 40 or so students. While some of them are not the best kids, most of those kids are also pretty good welders! There was a 10th kid who took the test... But got kicked out halfway through. He had a bad attitude and kept using his phone, so the inspector told him to leave.




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