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I am currently working on a project that requires pretty much every piece of steel in the unit to be welded, I am not a welder and I have looked everywhere to try and figure out what type of weld I am going to need to use to get the job done. Im new at this very small company, the only drafter/designer and we have next to nothing in the way of reference material or any kind of books on standards. I am basically using the internet to figure most of this stuff out. any information would be greatly appreciated, a point in the right direction, right now Im dead in the water.
This may seem crazy but you could hire a welding company to help you out.
What does your contract state? (for the unit)
The only mention of "welding" in the contract is the unit will be fabricated utilizing welded connections
Did they give you a drawing,and does it have welding symbols?Do you have qualified welders at your place?
Mark, Are you building a bridge in California, a storage unit in Ohio, a skyscraper in Dubai, A boat, car or plane or a BBQ for your neighbor? What code is referenced for the job? That would be a good start to helping answer your question.
No, no welders here its a very small company. as for the job its building rail car turn tables and train lifts for a job in New Haven Connecticut, I should probably mention I am fresh out of school and had this job dumped on me...so I am very new to all of this, it has been extreamly frustrating.
I would sub it out if I were you,and get the outfit to give you a certificate of conformance to a code.You say you have no welders,and I assume no welding equipement,or welding procedures,etc..It would be very costly on your end to start from ground zero (welding wise).
that sounds like the way to go, thanks
A project like that requires a whole lot of structural and weld engineering, not a good one to "cut Your teeth" on.
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