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wanted: welding pictures - good, bad

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I know there is at least one site out there that has pictures of differant good welds and bad welds. And with the bad ones, it explains the cause of it.

    Can anyone help here? I cant find the site again.

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
  2. SkulzNBonz

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    Re: welding pictures - good, bad

    Try www.aws.org That is the American Welding Society website. They might have what your looking for. If you have some pictures of some welds that you are questioning, post them and I will be happy to take a look. By the way, I'm a certified welding inspector.

    John
     
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    the look of a weld doesnt really mean to much.
    in school they cut the weld open to look for porosity etc.
     
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    Cutting open a weld to look at it would be considered "destructive testing". Visual inspection(the most widely used), along with x ray, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, and mag particle are all examples of "non-destructive testing". The appearance of a weld alone can tell you ALOT about whether it is a satisfactory weld. Good rule of thumb is; if it looks like garbage, it probably is.

    John
     

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