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  • #16
    yea, you are right, P.W., we learn from our years of on the job training, and a little class time, too. when i have any doubt or question of a build, i will not start the job until i am 100 % sure that it will be done correctly, most customers do not want to hear that, too bad, its my rump if there is a failure, not theirs

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    • #17
      I just happen to see a camper driving through town with an extension on the back,, so I stopped the guy and took a look. He had to build the whole back half of camper with aluminum angle and his key word was,,,a lot of force back there took me a long time and a lot of 3x3 aluminum angle. The customer would never go for that because of the cost and time. So I probably saved myself a lawsuit. I just picture a freezer flipping in the opposite lane of traffic into a car full of people.

      Thanks for your input Gentleman.

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      • #18
        i just built a frame with a front receiver fitted to the plow frame of a 1 ton truck. the customer came over with his own steel and design, i reworked the design and used my own steel. the purpose of this build was to make a move across country and this thing will haul a pancake compressor. and a few other tools, about 200 pounds, no problem, job was done to perfection and performed as it was designed to do. the customer was so happy with it that he stopped by the shop to show it off on the tail end of the trip. i took 1 look at it and said, now that is why we welders dont do jobs like this. the container, welded to the frame was 2ftx2ftx6ft in length. this thing was filled to the top and then some with green wood of many different species, all cut in cubic foot chunks, my machienest hand book states that a cu.ft of oak is well over 100 lbs, ( i forgot the exact amount of weight, the book is in the shop), well he had over 12 cu ft of green wood in it. this is exactly what people do with the things that we repair for them. i know what they will do, even before they know what they will do, and i build accordingly. t.s. if they dont like it. we have to protect our profession

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        • #19
          Yes exactly, they tell you they are going to put a little bit of stuff in or on then load it up with a set of D9 tracks! I know, and that is how I try to design it.

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