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and conquer the Ny DOT test....

wish me luck (I'm gonna need a bit)
 

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Good luck!

What is the NY DOT test? Department of Transportation?

On Saturday I shall go forth and conquer the NY L.A.S.T. exam.
 

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NY Dot vertical test...

its a groove weld on a 1" thick steel plate. You bevel the two edges at a 22.5 degree angle, place them 1/4" apart, and weld the groove up.


Its a really hard test to pass, as it is an x-ray test (they'll x-ray the weld, and it should basiacally look like a solid peice of steel, almost indiscernable from the steel you welded together) its REALLY hard to pass. I was gonna wait a month to take it, but my instructor popped into my booth today and said, "I want you to take the DOT test tomorrow, You, the two glenn's, nate and chris T all have a good shot at passing" it was flattering actually, cause he lumped me in with all the really good welders in my group


so yeah, tomorrow, DOT test. I shall own it :D



anyone have any suggestions? my tungsten pick is prolly being sharpened by my other instructor as we speak :laughing
 

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ok, lemme sum it up.


My one teacher, John, the MOdern Welding School Mad Man...



in 7 months got ALl his certifications for ALL welding processes in ALL positions.

he is EXTREMELY talented...


but, if he took that DOT test, hes not sure he'd pass, he'd give himself a 50/50 chance...

its such a difficult test that no matter how good you are, your not guaranteed to pass, one slip could potentially fuck the whole thing up.
 

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Good luck, I am sure you will do well
 

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What kind of work will you be doing after passing this test?
I mean, where is such welding used?
 

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SpeedDemon said:
What kind of work will you be doing after passing this test?
I mean, where is such welding used?

this particular certification allows you to weld together bridges.


next tuesday, I'll take the AWS plate test which will let me do structural steel work and bridges in some states.
 

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EvanInMD said:
Can you fix my jungle gym?

um, sure, I can wave a 10 rod at that :laughing
 

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Is this some sort of vailed internet penis reference??? :p

no, its a type of welding electrode...


E6010
DC only and designed for putting the root bead on the inside of a piece of pipe, this is the most penetrating arc of all. It is tops to dig through rust, oil, paint or dirt. It is an all-position electrode that beginning welders usually find extremely difficult, but is loved by pipeline welders world-wide. Lincoln 5P+ sets the standard in this category.

besides, my internet penis is a 15, not a 10 :laughing
 

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Well...good luck Ziadel, at any rate :D

BTW, I dabled in welding a bit, and about the only thing I can do is burn holes in some light steel :shake :laughing
 

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Well...good luck Ziadel, at any rate :D

BTW, I dabled in welding a bit, and about the only thing I can do is burn holes in some light steel :shake :laughing

hey, burning holes in metal is fun :D
 

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CWB does all 4 positions in one test, gotta get em all or you fail the whole thing :eek

Good luck Z, just dont stress over it.
 

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CWB does all 4 positions in one test, gotta get em all or you fail the whole thing :eek

Good luck Z, just dont stress over it.

this is a vertical, covers flat, horizontal and vertical welding...



when I pass this one, I'll smoke the overhead next :D
 
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