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  • What exactly are welding "coupons"?

    I've seen this term used on this site many times and never really understood exactly what it meant. From the way I've seen it used, I deduced it meant something about welding certification. I did a search and got a gazillion threads but don't have the time to read them all and just wondered if anyone would enlighten me as to exactly what this refers to. Sorry if it is a minor league question, but then again, I'm just minor league at this welding stuff. Coupons used to mean a discount for some item you purchased in a store, but I know that is not what this term means in the welding community. Thanks in advance for the enlightenment. I just want to be on the same page with everyone else.

    Shammy

  • #2
    Coupons are just a fancy name for the steel that you practice welding on.


    "Prepare your coupons for a T weld"
    Last edited by Ryan225; 06-14-2005, 12:27 AM.

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    • #3
      I believe that the specific definition of "Coupons" are the sample weldments submitted for inspection when testing a weldor (a person performing the welding) and the quality of the weld to see if it meets the requirements specified on the welding drawing or instructions. Simply-a test weld piece.
      Jim-bee

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      • #4
        $1.298 off your next purchase!
        Supersized Chocolate Lab with gas leak!

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        • #5
          I thought it was 3.1745 off the enxt purchase
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          • #6
            Pi in your face...........
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            • #7
              Shammy,

              A more specific answer to your question is that welding coupons are typically small, pre-cut pieces of metal (roughly the size and shape of a "coupon") that are handy for practicing welds. Some welding workshops will have piles of these on which to practice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TOMWELDS
                Pi in your face...........
                3.141592653589_ _ _ _ _ _
                Jim-bee

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                • #9
                  poor-mans Pi

                  Once in awhile I get stuck with a cheepo-wannabe (desk) calculator...
                  22 divided by 7 , works for coarse estimates... off topic I know but, Iz bored.
                  Last edited by W8KI; 06-14-2005, 03:34 PM. Reason: edit
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                  • #10
                    small bits of sheet steel used to practice welding on

                    I used them today and did a "T" joint

                    tacked it up then followed through with a 6 inch weld bead...turned it around and repeated that 6 inch bead with a push/weave technique.

                    gotta love that 175+
                    Last edited by moody; 06-14-2005, 03:41 PM.

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                      Thats just the start lol

                      Jim
                      Last edited by KartRacer55; 06-14-2005, 04:34 PM.
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                      • #12
                        it's the first and only number search

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the serious answers,

                          and the amusing ones as well. I found the post with all the numbers a bit boring, however.

                          Shammy

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                          • #14
                            Try standing on one foot with your head turned to the left, the numbers are more intersting this way!
                            Supersized Chocolate Lab with gas leak!

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                            • #15
                              a weld coupon is " weld one and get the next one free "

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