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Hot Welds ?

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Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
JimW mentioned in another thread that a Tech Counselor came over to look at their work. Wrote "After looking things over he thought there was a chance some of the welds on the thinner materials (the tail ribs in particular) might have been a little hot." (by the way.. they were tested and not found to be brittle)

On the "might have been a little hot" subject. Can anyone elaborate on that ?

We're talking 5000 degrees at the tip of a torch. I think all my welds are a little hot. Most of them look like they've been through a fire. But the ones I've pounded apart are fine.

Thanks for making that other post, Jim.Edited by: Jerry

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