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Shammy
06-14-2005, 12:16 AM
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

Ryan225
06-14-2005, 12:24 AM
Coupons are just a fancy name for the steel that you practice welding on.


"Prepare your coupons for a T weld" :cool:

James D. Clark
06-14-2005, 01:01 AM
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.

rjt70
06-14-2005, 01:36 AM
$1.298 off your next purchase!

Broccoli1
06-14-2005, 02:18 AM
I thought it was 3.1745 off the enxt purchase

TOMWELDS
06-14-2005, 02:23 AM
Pi in your face...........

JD in SoCal
06-14-2005, 12:17 PM
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.

James D. Clark
06-14-2005, 01:11 PM
Pi in your face...........

3.141592653589_ _ _ _ _ _

W8KI
06-14-2005, 03:34 PM
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. :D

moody
06-14-2005, 03:39 PM
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+ :D

KartRacer55
06-14-2005, 04:29 PM
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Thats just the start lol

Jim

moody
06-14-2005, 06:48 PM
it's the first and only number search :eek: :D

Shammy
06-15-2005, 03:07 PM
and the amusing ones as well. I found the post with all the numbers a bit boring, however.

Shammy

rjt70
06-15-2005, 03:13 PM
Try standing on one foot with your head turned to the left, the numbers are more intersting this way!

9erhater
06-15-2005, 03:36 PM
a weld coupon is " weld one and get the next one free " :D

-coyote-
06-15-2005, 05:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/sirkills/Picture13.jpg

thats a coupon

Roospike
06-15-2005, 07:46 PM
Weld coupon