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What are some priorities needed to be a Pipe Welder or do Pipe tests?

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James Wesley’s Answer

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There are two ways to do this. One pay a school to learn from them their way. Or get a job as a helper fitter And watch for the best guy at what you wanna do and learn from him while getting paid. Where are your priorities?
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Myke’s Answer

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Both answers above are good advice. To expand on James' answer, schools are good. I got an Associates degree in welding from a local community college, two years of training. I learned more in six months working at my first welding shop with a couple good mentors.
Pipe fitting is challenging. I have limited experience with it, but I know you are almost always out of position, but your welds have to be top quality.
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Perrin’s Answer

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3G, 5G, and 6G weld tests. Be proficient in both TIG (TGAW) and stick (SMAW) welding. Go to a local trade school for a few semesters and you should have all the classroom expierence needed, but the actual field work will be different by employer.
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Erik’s Answer

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Practice as much as possible. For any process get sample WPS parameters then follow them and observe the results. You can practice at home without a machine by purchasing a stinger holder for SMAW. Tape a ball point pen to a drumstick then place the other end in your stinger holder. Wrap some paper around pipe then practice drawing around the pipe. Use the appropriate pattern for the type of pass. Root, hot pass, fill, cap.
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