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ARC WELDING

Welders often need to quickly estimate the amount of welding rod they need to join two pieces of metal along ...

Welders often need to quickly estimate the amount of welding rod they need to join two pieces of metal along a seam, or bead, as the finished weld is called. As a rule, the length of the rod equals the length of the bead. — Rick Eckstrom, plan review officer, Ithaca, New York

09/28/17