We have 1/4" plate lapped onto a C15 and the detail drawings have a typical fillet weld symbol with a 1/4" size. D1.1 calls for a maximum fillet size of 3/16" for a 1/4" plate thickness. However, it also says that if the weld size is detailed as throat thickness equal to the 1/4" plate thickness then that is acceptable. My question is when do you know when symbols dictate throat thickness or leg thickness? I always thought throat thickness was additional information needed in the tail or general notes.
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