It’s been a while, so.....hello & welcome!!
The torque wrench thing will create debate, as you infer about calibrate.
I have to think about you second post a little bit
The third has my head spinning.
Good to read you as well HotOne .
Yeah the whole calibration thing just went off into the stratosphere here.
Our Green Mountain inspector guild is graced now and then by special guests , one of which was no other than Mr Jeff Sargent of npfa fame.
So he asks how many of us still turn a tool in the field to raise our right hand, then asks if that's our company torque wrench
from the audience.
Ever seeking compliance, we all go put a torque wrench , or torque wrench(s) in our rigs the next day
All fine and well until one savvy ahj asks 'how old is that thing?'
followed by a lotta 'i dunnos'....
the idea of calibration is thrown out
but no, we can't calibrate them ourselves, because we're not certified to calibrate them
so now we all search for certified calibrators
only to find it may costs more than the tool itself
One for the 'no good deed' files.....