12 years ago
At times, like when you want to make a loop of chain, and when you just need
to make something up, what is the best way to weld shut a piece of chain?
As in the case of when you cut a link, and want to put it back together
Is the best solution a cold shut, then run a hot bead around the stub?
I've run into this lately, and seen some chain connections that "looked"
strong, but as an old rigger, I know that looks don't mean squat. I'd like
to destructively test these and see where they did finally part.
Just like to do rigging stuff 3x the SWL, and know that when I start REALLLY
pulling on something, what's likely to happen. It's always nice to analyze
failures after the fact when no one was hurt, or nothing damaged.