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  • What Caused This Odd Weld?

    I bought a new equipment trailer from a very reputable manufacturer. All the other welds I’ve looked at are pretty good. This is one of the ramp chain brackets; the other side is a nice weld.

    The depressions seen are deep down into the work piece.

    My guess is the settings got off when he/she started and they just went ahead and finished that one weld like that. I’m guessing the amperage was too high for it to dig so deep and the molten metal was so liquid it was splashing out of pool.

    I’m interested in what you folks think happened here.
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  • #2
    Looks like 6011, downhill, by a highly skilled craftsman.

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    • #3
      ‘Bet you can’t go uphill with it set that hot’
      ’oh yeah? Bet I can!’

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      • #4
        Must have been a temp they hired for about an hour before being run off!
        Flash me! I'm a welder.

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        • #5
          Looks like 7018 downhill.
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          • #6
            There's an issue with your question... from what I've seen on trailers, not much counts as odd anymore!

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            • #7
              Bushy, you sound so cynical.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bushytails View Post
                There's an issue with your question... from what I've seen on trailers, not much counts as odd anymore!
                And that's the truth! I saw a trailer a few months ago (not homemade) were they didn't bother to chip the slag off of the welds before painting it. (have to say I was surprised to see slag on the welds in the first place). Some places the slag was still intact, and some places it had fallen off and rust was already starting. And that's just the cosmetics.

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                • #9
                  Defiantly a 6011 downhill weld.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by snoeproe View Post
                    Defiantly a 6011 downhill weld.
                    Freudian slip? That was hilarious!

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                    • #11
                      How about these welds. Nice huh. Good looking shade cover by the lake view point. Some real quality work there. Should last for decades.

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                      • #12
                        That pic was taken at the Wahweap Overlook by Lake Powel. Just incase you want to go see some great workmanship.

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                        • #13
                          I remember somewhere we had an awful-welds-found-in-the-wild thread... maybe it's time to revive it?

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Oldgrandad!
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                            • #15
                              Maybe the guy welding was in a terrible sneezing fit and under the gun from his boss to get it down so he just powered through.

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