Well the 1/2″ Schedule 10 socket weld kicked my butt. It knocked me down in the 1st round on the backside. In the second round, some melt-through on the ID of the .083″ pipe wall got the best of me. $50.00 an hour job down the tubes because of something the size of a pinhead. BUT that’s why we get the big bucks…or NOT!
I will add a page that has my observations of the test and the entire process for those that may be considering making the trip.