Txdragon wrote:k.a.m. wrote:If you are expecting quality welds and QC then you should reconsider a lang this is just my opinion though.
Are we talking visual or functional quality? If the welds are sloppy but complete and don't leak, I'm not too concerned. If they are incomplete or crack after a couple uses, that's a problem. To be 100% honest, I despise visible weld seams, no matter how "pretty". I think it adds pure negative appeal to the aesthetics.
On more than one occasion I have read where the weld at the firebox has cracked. One took order of one where the drain was just tacked on and not welded out. I am not saying they are all this way but there are some that leave the shop not ready for the rigors of cooking.
I am a welder so I love a good welds. What scares me is when I see welds that have been ground down for no reason.