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Both dogs are ways of forcing plates into alignment.

The plates are shown


here in black. The top is more suited for thinner plate and for use by a helper.
The bottom dog can be used on heavier plate, as well as thin. This type can
supposedly exert up to fifty tons pressure. The faces of the wedges should be
cut or ground to ensure a smooth, even surface. The wedge should also be
driven into the dog from the welded side for it to work well.
Top Drawing

· A..........Pipe w/ 2 tabs plate welded on end


· B..........Short weld

Bottom Drawing

· C..........Short weld
· D..........Dog
· E..........Wedge-10" L x 2" H x 3/4" (+)thick
· F..........Cut out corner of dog - 2" W x 1" H
· G..........Dog - 3/8"(+) x 3" H x 5" L

Be sure to grind or hammer the edge of the broken welds - they are
literally like razors.