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Second opinion] appropriate method for structural welding of

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[Second opinion] hello

appropriate method for structural welding of an i beam

Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Hello, welding greatly weakens an I beam in many if not most cases... so that a complete structural engineering analysis must be done before the beam is drilled, modified in any way or welded upon.

If and when welding is approved, with detailed drawings, the welder must be currently certified on structural steel.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
does this mean that you cannot give an opinion on this forum in this instance
Expert:  Phil replied 4 months ago.

Yes

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