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what are the pro and cons of welding on the pipeline?

i dont know what type of welding i want to get into either pipeline or or structural

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Ronnie’s Answer

I'm a self taught welder , fitter, fabricator . I have worked with some of the best people, and for the best companies in the world , Know what you are doing by practice and learning . So, i Never worked on a pipeline but I am only 45 and have not applied . Anyway, I'm not perfect and I'm not wasting your time . I am 100% bad a** at everything and that's a promise. I work safe , I watch people around me , they will get you killed , and only sign my name on top quality work . The long hours and working hard will beat you. Thank you to the U.S.A. , greatest country in the world.
Thank you, Ronnie Womack

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Timothy’s Answer

Both can be very financially stable and offer great pay especially if you travel, you'll more than likely land a job that offers a decent per diem on top of an above average hourly rate. Pipelining can be very rewarding but it demands an almost mastery of skills for pipe welding but prepare for a lot of downtime when there isn't much work (especially now with current administration in the White House).

I would suggest starting out with Structural welding to get your welding skills honed in and learn how welding works, learn how to use different welding techniques and processes like GMAW, SMAW (MIG, Stick) and FCAW (Flux-cored Welding), then you can use those skills to begin practicing fitting pipe and welding pipe if you find a job in an industrial company that offers a range of welding services.

I started out as structural and did that for around 5 years before transitioning over to pipe. I loved both but I enjoy pipe welding more and the money, wealth of knowledge and skills you learn along the way are priceless. Good luck!
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