Respect as a welder

by Muff
(Florence AL)

I worked a nuclear project and had about 200 good x ray welds with less than 3 % reject rate. It was a good feeling to be recognized on the production charts and to be sought after to make the tough, hard to reach welds.

Everyone busts an x ray every now and then. But just being in the game with a good record gets you respect. Other hands that had a better record than me, were free with advice and that helped me learn more and get better and learn some tricks to passing more x ray welds. like tips for purging, remelting a root pass that was not perfect, putting a heavy cap on a weld that had a sucked backed root pass, tips for repairing a bad weld. etc.

If you are not cocky, people will give you tips.

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