Re: Lets see them welds!!!
Tiretrx,that a pretty good looking weld too.
cubman,yeah,if you let them come in just cause they said they was a welder you'll have that,I tested a 60 year old one eyed welder one time and he welded like a one eyed welder,same job,[in south Ga.],guy came in,told foreman he is a welder,[they needed welders bad for this job],so any body that came in and said he was one,they sent them to me.
The welding engineer on this job,came up with the test I had to give,[not any welds on job like it either],thats where a welding engineer can really screw up a job,but anyways,the test was square tubing,about sch 40 thick,in 6g with open root welded by 7018[you don't do that]..
Set him up and he started making holes in bottom,after a polite pause,went over and he had a hole about 1/2 in dia on bottom,told him I didn't think he was going to make it,did he,he said no,but he could get it if it was flat,,
Told him but its not a flat test,and he showed me a cert paper where he had taken a plate test in past to show me he could weld,,,well heres the good part,some body had tested him a year or two before and had failed him,and gave him a cert paper that said failed test on it,,he couldn't read I don't guess,but he'd been carrying that failed test paper with him for a couple years.
I never have gave somebody a failed test paper,just a paper if he passed,so,,guess this inspector was being an ******* or just to green to know,but yeah,,true stories.