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Old 03-31-2011, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Welding newbie need advice

Originally Posted by ferball View Post
Thanks for all the tips, is there any way to check joint/weld integrity without fancy equipment aside from whacking it with a hammer and putting some weight on it? I think the welds I have will hold, and they have withstood the hammer and I can put weight on it, but with long term use will welds give way, or is it the metal they are bonded to that give up?
X ray ?

I would try on some scrap bike stuff and bend them and see how strong your welds are.

I look at bikes at WalMart every time I go while the wife shops.

Seen some pretty bad looking welds.
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