Hello, I would like to know, if at all possible, how many feet of welding
you would get out of a 33 pound spool of .035 316 stainless steel welding
wire. I will be welding on 3/16" stainless steel, or would any one know of a
web site where I would get this information. Thank you very much........Ed
"Ed Atyeo" wrote: (clip) how many feet of welding you would get out of a 33
pound spool of .035 316 stainless steel welding wire. (clip)
This is how I would do it: Estimate the cross sectional area of the weld
bead. Then calculate the volume of a foot of weld. Multiply by the density
of stainless, and you will have the weight of a foot of weld. Divide this
into 33 lb, and you will get the length in feet of the weld bead.
Just for fun I did the calculation outlined in my earlier post, and got
about 500 feet. Actually a little less, but the accuracy of the calculation
is a little loose, because there is a range in the density of stainless, and
because my assumptions about the shape/cross sectional area of the bead may
not apply exactly to your weld.
I would think that each welding situation would have variables
such as gap, individual's size of weld both in width and depth.
Would it be better to cut off 1/2 # of wire and weld the actual
situation with the actual welder and multiply by 66? A 1/2 #of
wire may be quite a bit depending on circumstances, perhaps the
test could be made with less.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
"Ed Atyeo" wrote: This is a pretty good site. thanks for the link.........Ed
Ed, if you get an answer from that, I'd be interested to know how close I
came with my calculated guestimate of "about 500 feet."
.250"x.250"x .375" flat faced fillet weld runs a bit over .1 pound of
wire per foot or about 325 feet. Calculated value is .106 pounds per
foot, you get some minor losses from that.
Leo Lichtman wrote: