Originally Posted by tasq
Even the above welds have sugaring and were not back-gassed properly.
I agree. The outside looks pretty nice, but the inside leaves something to be desired. Just to put things into context, here are two pics of an old boil kettle that I had ruined by a local, self proclaimed welding "expert"! I think he completely embarrassed himself with this POS job! I had all I could do to keep from laughing in his face. The laughing ensued in earnest after he stated that he actually wanted me to pay for this, and that he was proud of his work! I told him that I had no intentions of paying him for this, but that I wouldn't be asking him to replace my ruined kettle. I just had to look at it as a learning experience.
Just wanted everyone to see what a bad welding job looks like.