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Old 12-26-2018, 08:26 PM
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Default Examples Of Areas Where Welds Make It Weaker

I remember years ago there was a post where someone pointed out that one of the welds someone added to their project potentially made it weaker, not stronger. It may have been one of my projects, but I honestly don't remember.

Can you guys post some examples of situations where adding an extra weld somewhere will do more harm than good?
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:47 PM
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There are many examples for this question.

1. Adding welds vertically on a track frame.

2. Increasing weld sizes in excess of the base metal thickness.

Just a couple examples. Both create stress points where the welds inhibit flex of the structure.

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