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Old 04-09-2003, 01:33 PM
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Not contesting the chemistry involved...

Metallurgy aside, welders do tend to practice the fine art of 'structural overkill'.
They are not concerned about shaving a few extra pounds or a couple bucks worth of steel from the bottom line, like an auto manufacturer is.
A couple of well-placed 'gussets' (for example) would more than make up for any structural integrity lost from heating.
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