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Welding - To Grind or Not to Grind


Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
I posted this the other day. It was one of the victims of the glitch. Thought that it may answer a question for others.

I asked if it was OK to grind down some of the rough spots on a non-structural weld. I know you're not suppose to grind down a structrual weld. The ones in particular that I am talking aboutare the "caps" that get welded to the ends of the tubes that connect to the rudder cables on the rudder pedals.

(Picture - Just a practice weld on an end cap)


Erich gave me the following answer. (Thank you Erich)

Jerry, I have ground or rather file away welding beads that stick out in the air. Strange thing, at work I see thin wall pneumatic duts with ground down welds after repairs are finished. Work fine, last a long time. Erich

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