It never ceases to amaze me the guys that will argue welding do's and don't's with guys that do this stuff for a living. It would be like me telling my flight instructor with 5,000 + hrs that he doesn't know WTF he is talking about with stall recovery because I stayed in a Holiday Inn last night and my home built AC hasn't had the wings fall off yet in 10hrs of flight time.
Taking shortcuts on a safety item/system is a sure fire way to ensure a less than favorable out come. If something ever does break loose resulting in an accident, you had better hope that they over look the shoddy welds. If the accident results in a fatality better believe the State Police and the Ins. Co. are going to be looking at everything with a fine tooth comb. Is saving $60-$100 dollars worth that? Criminal negligence and the civil liabilities would seem to out weigh the "easy fix".
But hey, I slept in a Holiday Inn once or twice, what do I know...
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