# Handbook - Calculations

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Covered
Electrodes

Stainless
Steel
Products

Weight Per Foot of Weld Metal for Fillet Welds and
Elements of Common Butt Joints (lb/ft) Steel
Instructions

Solid Wire
& Rod
Products

1. Make a drawing of the cross-section of the joint to exact scale.
2. Divide the cross-section into right triangles, rectangles and
sketch in the desired reinforcement.
3. Measure the thickness, angles angle leg lengths, root opening
and the length and height of the reinforcement.
4. Total the weight per foot of each of the elements from the chart
for the weight per foot of the weld.

ESAB
TIG & MIG
Wires
Cored
Wire
Products
Submerged
Arc
Products
Hardsurfacing
Products

Filler Metal
Consumption
StubLoss
Correction
Electrode/Wire
Consumption

Conversion
Tables

1/8
3/16
1/4

.027
.040
.053

.053
.080
.106

.080
.119
.159

.106
.159
.212

.159
.239
.318

.212
.318
.425

.002
.005
.009

.005
.011
.019

.007
.016
.028

.011
.025
.044

.015
.035
.061

.027
.060
.106

.027
.035

5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2

.066
.080
.091
.106

.133
.159
.186
.212

.199
.239
.279
.318

.265
.318
.371
.425

.390
.478
.557
.637

.531
.637
.743
.849

.015
.021
.028
.037

.029
.042
.057
.075

.044
.064
.087
.114

.069
.099
.129
.176

.096
.138
.188
.245

.166
.239
.325
.425

.044
.053
.062
.071

T
Inches 1/16"
9/16 .119
5/8 .133
11/16 .146
3/4 .159

Calculations

Filler Metals
ASTM
Steels

lbs./ft. of Triangle B
S
10°
15° 22 1/2° 30°

T
Inches 1/16"

Weld Metal Cost
Worksheet
Weight/Foot
Weld Metal
Weight/Meter
Weld Metal

lbs./ft. of Rectangle A
G
1/8" 3/16" 1/4"
3/8"

1/2"

45°

lbs./ft. Reinforcement C
H
1/16" 1/8" 3/16" 1/4"

.884
.106
.124
.141

.212

lbs./ft. of Rectangle A
G
1/8" 3/16" 1/4"
3/8"

1/2"

lbs./ft. of Triangle B
S
10°
15° 22 1/2° 30°

.239
.265
.292
.318

.358
.398
.438
.478

.478
.531
.584
.637

.716
.796
.876
.995

.955
1.061
1.167
1.274

.047
.058
.070
.084

.095
.117
.142
.169

.144
.178
.215
.256

.223
.275
.332
.396

.383
.464
.552

.451
.664
.804
.956

.080
.088
.097
.106

.159
.177
.195
.212

.239
.265
.292
.318

.354
.389
.424

.311

45°

lbs./ft. Reinforcement C
H
1/16" 1/8" 3/16" 1/4"

13/16
7/8
15/16
1

.172
.186
.199
.212

.345
.371
.398
.425

.517
.557
.597
.637

.690
.743
.796
.849

1.035
1.114
1.194
1.274

1.380
1.486
1.592
1.698

.098
.114
.131
.149

.198
.230
.263
.300

.301
.349
.400
.456

.464
.538
.618
.703

.648
.751
.863
.981

1.121
1.300
1.493
1.698

.115
.124
.133
.141

.230
.248
.266
.283

.345
.371
.398
.424

.460
.495
.530
.566

1 1/8
1 1/4
1 3/8
1 1/2
1 5/8
1 3/4
1 7/8
2
2 1/4
2 1/2
2 3/4
3

.239
.265
.292
.318

.478
.531
.584
.637

.716
.796
.876
.955

.955
1.061
1.167
1.274

1.433
1.592
1.751
1.910

1.910
2.123
2.335
2.547

.188
.232
.281
.334

.379
.468
.567
.674

.577
.712
.861
1.023

.890
1.099
1.330
1.582

1.241
1.532
1.853
2.206

2.149
2.653
3.210
3.821

.159
.177
.195
.212

.318
.354
.389
.424

.477
.531
.584
.637

.637
.707
.777
.849

.345
.371
.390
.425

.690
.743
.796
.649

1.035
1.114
1.194
1.274

1.380
1.486
1.592
1.698

2.069
2.229
2.388
2.547

2.759
2.972
3.184
3.396

.393
.455
.523
.594

.792
.918
1.053
1.197

1.201
1.393
1.599
1.820

1.857
2.154
2.473
2.813

2.589
3.002
3.447
3.921

4.484
5.200
5.970
6.792

.230
.248
.266
.283

.460
.495
.531
.566

.690
.743
.796
.849

.920
.990
1.061
1.132

.478
.530
.584
.636

.955
1.061
1.167
1.274

1.433
1.592
1.751
1.910

1.910
2.123
2.335
2.547

2.865
3.184
3.502
3.821

3.821
4.245
4.669
5.094

.752
.928
1.123
1.337

1.516
1.871
2.264
2.695

2.303
2.844
3.441
4.095

3.561
4.396
5.319
6.330

4.963
6.127
7.414
8.823

8.596
10.613
12.841
15.282

.318
.354
.389
.424

.637
.707
.778
.849

.955
1.061
1.167
1.273

1.273
1.415
1.556
1.698

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