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Old 07-16-2005, 11:01 AM
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Thursday at work I was repairing a section of floor on a 53' trailer. There were some aluminum plates welded in place as braces that needed to be replaced as part of the repair. So I was preparing to use the plasma cutter to wash out the welds and then be able to pull the plates up. Well, my boss walks up and he points out that most of the welds are already broken, so sends me for a pry bar and with little effort, pops the plates out like they were duct taped in. I saved one of the plates so I could show you guys some pics of these fine weld specimens.





This one is a pic of the bottom, in which you can see there was no fusion.

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Old 07-16-2005, 11:31 AM
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Hey Matt, I know who made those welds! There is a kid on here, who post pictures of welds just like those!
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:57 AM
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That should be a picture in the welders dictionary under the term
"booger weld"
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:06 PM
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Looks like it was welded with one of those 90 amp wonder machines....
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Old 07-16-2005, 12:37 PM
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Naw, those were made with one of them plastic spool guns you hook to yer off road rock climber battery.
Hell, they looked good enough to convince Matt he needed to cut em out.

Matt, take alesson from it, spend a few extra minutes lookin at the job before you start haulin equipment out. Planning how you'll do the job can often save a lot of muscle work.
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:43 PM
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wow those are birdsh*t welds, i suppose that the fellow got $65.00 per hour to do that kind of work.

thansk for sharing
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:56 PM
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Sweet! So you guys like my work?
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:51 PM
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I hope that the person that welded that hasn't quit their daytime job, because if I had ever had someone who worked for me, try to put out something like that, he would have needed his other job. I'm surprised that the customer even accepted that.

It's like anything else, a few bad apples make it rough for the rest of us. Hopefully, with a lot of work and time, there is a welding school that might be able to help this person slightly improve on the skill of welding.
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:51 PM
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Hell, they looked good enough to convince Matt he needed to cut em out.



Well Franz, when I decided to go with the plasma cutter I was thinking that using a pry bar like my boss did could possibly rip chunks out of the base metal, and I didn't want that to happen.

Matt
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:56 PM
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And I thought I held the "Turkey Turd" trophy.
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