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Old 02-19-2014, 12:57 AM
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i've read this argument on so many forums and threads it's stupid!
is one piece of metal (continuous weld) stronger than tack,tack,tack,etc(many pieces welded together)
honestly,think about it and make up your own mind.
If your talking Aluminum...then hell yeah, tacks are definitely stronger than a full penetration weld! I won't bother explaining why, because most already know.
For thinner steel, I have already expressed my opinion on the subject.

As for where I'm at: Alberta, Canada.

As for lifetime warranties??? what? Clarification is a wonderful thing.
I was referring to the high volume of steel that is being consumed here in Alberta. When this happens, supply can't keep up with demand, so Quality suffers.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:50 PM
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umm..I think your ass backwards on tacking aluminum The heat that aluminum dissapates is so much that doing any type of tack other than a full penetration weld is set up for failure. Its going to be way too cold to make any fusion.

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:54 PM
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Nope, Aluminum work hardens and cracks along the welded seam. A 2" Stitch welded pattern seems to work better in structural Aluminum applications.
As for heat dissipation, thats what pre-heat is for.
but...there's no point arguing. You do it your way and I'll do it the right way.
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