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Old August 13th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #12562
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Originally Posted by chadcooper55 View Post
The mechanical contractor that is doing the steam piping on the job that I am on had 11 weld leaks in one room. How on earth can you have enough skill to pass the weld test and still suck that bad?? I'm thinking somebody is being fraudulent on their certifications.
I've talked to a couple mdot tester s for bridge welding. They told me that more get certified than are actually capable.

Last i knew, my dad was one of twelve in the state that are certified. The testers said that of the twelve, only 5-6 were actually that good. (My dad must have been one of them lol)

Anybody can get lucky once. Can't you pass with just one weld? There is also a bunch of other types of pipe welder certification also.

I know my dad and grandpa always just opted for the most difficult weld to get certification for all pipe. I know it is on a 45, something like single pass or continuous bead or something
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