6g and 6gr

by Saul
(odessa, tx)

6GR welding test

6GR welding test

you've probably heard this one a million times but here it goes the one million and one. whats different about a 6g and a 6gr test? i may have an test comming up for a new job and just need to to know what i can expect?

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I am uploading a quick sketch of a 6GR. generally same as 6G except for a restriction ring to make it harder for you to see.

What sadistic bastard dreamed this one up?

Jody

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Dec 11, 2014
where do you start from NEW
by: Anonymous

On what part do you start your root pass using .45 flux core wire, on the top where it is flat or bottom where it is beveled? Thanks

Nov 22, 2014
6gr NEW
by: Anonymous

I just took one on Friday. My restriction plate was a half inch from weld no beveled side. 6" x 5/8" pipe with 35 bevel and 6"x 7/8" with no bevel. ABS certified. One of most challenging tests I've ever taken especially with a non auto darkening good. Passed visual still waiting on x Ray!!

Feb 16, 2014
My experience. NEW
by: Wright

If your young and green forget welding clean metal (the conditions in school, if you went, or the garage isn't always reality). You'll most likely lay your first paying pass high in the air or deep in the ground of a quarry, for example. Expect twice the work in half the time, no time to clean/prep anything just try to make clean straight cuts with your torch if you use one beforehand, expect rust, paint, oil, etc. on one or both sides and a God awful gap somewhere in between. That's what you should be welding while you learn.
Also, you don't need an expensive welding helmet to start with. A cheap helmet that doesn't auto dim is the best to learn with. Later you will appreciate learning the hard way.

Dec 18, 2013
Well, NEW
by: Joseph

the test where one of the pipes is not beveled is usually for wire feed especially flux

Dec 05, 2013
just did my first one NEW
by: Anonymous

In 6gr the bottom pipe is beveled...the top pipe has NO bevel. The restricting ring is placed 1 to 1 1/2 inches from the top of the weld to be performed. This process is used mostly in the certification of welders who will be multi purpose welders i.e. pipe, structural. It is commonly issued in the oil field industry so they won't need to hire several welders for off shore jobs. Hope that answers some questions. Failed mine today...tomorrow I got it. Wish me luck.

Nov 14, 2013
carlos the welder NEW
by: Anonymous

the beble piece goes under, the no beble goes on top. the one on top goes with the restriction ring one inch away from the welding spot.

Jun 03, 2013
6gr NEW
by: Tandor

in 6gr which of the pipe has the restriction ring? I mean, is it the lower pipe or the upper pipe. Thanks

Oct 12, 2012
WELDING N LOVE BINDS TOGETHER NEW
by: JOSEPH

HELLOW FRIENDS

I HAVE BEEN A WELDER MYSELF,NOW IAM 60 YEARS OLD AND WORKING AS A WELDING INSTRUCTOR, RE CALLING MY OLD WELDING TIMES, AND ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WELDING I HAVE DONE IN MY CARRIER," I WILL CARRY WITH ME UNTO MY LAST THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES OF THE MANY 6GR TEST AND JOBS THAT I HAVE DONE" MY COMMENT IS THAT ,DOING THIS TEST IN COMPLETE ARC AND HAVE PASSED IN FIRST ATTEMPT IS CALLED "A COMPLETE WELDER" GOD BLESS ALL WELDERS AROUND THE WORLD

Aug 15, 2012
6 GR NEW
by: Anonymous

on this test, only one pice of pipes is veble, is it the one thta has ring on it???

May 08, 2012
6gr test NEW
by: Davhotrod

Ive only heard of it til I just seen this image of the actual test . Now that I have seen this I know Ive done it at Paul Muelers in Springfield Mo. the test was a fabrication test with a restrictor ring through a stainless plate and with a 1/8 gap on the pipe. And a solid fillet weld around the pipe and plate. Simple no but fun and challenging yes. Now that I remember this I know I wouldn't have a problem taking this test again.

Mar 11, 2012
6gr jobs NEW
by: unclecalvee

where is this 6gr test most commonly used in industry?

Aug 25, 2011
6GR
by: Joseph

the ring is to simulate like a pipe coming out of a wall.

Aug 04, 2011
Nope
by: Lisle

Nope, can't roll pipe in 6g either.

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