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Higher their degree is, the more common sense they lose...
i agree 110%
thanks for the help
hope i helped
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"Can you fix this (cast IRON) tie rod off my old tractor?"
Me "why yes I can"
"how long will it take?"
ME "about an hour and a half"
"why so long"
ME "cause these things take time"
"cant you just weld it up?"
ME "sure I can"
The Next week:
"your **** weld broke"
ME "thats unfortunate"
"well, fix it"
ME "that'll be $65"
"what?!?!?!?!?!!!! its your shi**Y work, I shouldn't pay again"
ME "If you want it fixed right you will"
" I paid you to fix it already"
ME "and you got what you paid for didn't you?"
ME "to answer your question from last week, yes I can "just weld it up",
will it work, NO"
ME "cause I have to burn $15 worth of stuff just to heat it up to the condition that it becomes weldable, then I have to setup everything to weld it , which includes grinding, and cleaning an old rusty part"
An hour or so later............
"Its fixed, and that'll be 65 bucks"
"hey , maybe I need to cool this thing off with some ice water"
"why would you do that?"
I made $70 bucks that day.........turns out that I didn't have change.
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Makita Everything else
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"Once the spoon flys, putting the pin back in won't solve anything"
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I have that happen alot. Especially when I go to do dumpster repairs for my best client(best because he does pay, and gives me alotta work) but he is always always complaining agout how long it takes. Then I have to tell him that, these are cheap, old rotted out 10ga doghouses, that when I cut them out, I have to keep cutting until I find good metal. He just doesnt understand, "oh just weld it he goes" And I say, I'm gonna do it right, or not at all. Then he goes ok... I'll never understand.
Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.
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wow...thread revived after almost 9 months of being dormant.
That's the beauty if this forum IMO
The other day I had a lady tell me all she needed was a small weld and it would only take a couple of minutes...I blew her off and went back to work.
I don't even mess with idiots like that anymore cause I know they'll just keep looking untill they find somebody as dumb as they are. And I'll still get to fix it later. It's happened several times now
Heck I just barely can make myself happy doing everything I know...why would I want to increase my worrying/stess level any worse???
Anymore anything I fix gets beefed.
And if they want me to MAKE something fast I make sure I NEVER work for those fools.
I never will understand WHY people want to minimize the welding process.
I even get people that tell me "I could do this myself I just don't have a tig welder" ....I just say "oh ok" and just keep on giving them their welding lesson!
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Miller 30-A Spoolgun
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