In this study, simplified nozzle geometry was proposed to quantify the effects of adjacent similar metal weld and weld overlay on residual stresses in dissimilar metal weld. Finite element analyses were conducted with various thickness ratios and safe end lengths and corresponding residual stresses were provided. According to the results, residual stresses in dissimilar metal weld were improved after adjacent similar metal welding. The effect of similar metal welding is more evident with shorter length of safe end. Thus, short length of safe end was recommended for new design of nozzle. Appropriate thickness of preemptive weld overlay reduces the conservative thickness recommended by ASME Code.