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  • Snoeproe, Thanks for info, Who would I hire: It all depends on the type of work I need done, if its welding on heavy equipment, I want a guy with a crane, air compressor, suite case feeder, air arc etc.
    If its pipe, I want a pipe welder, If its structural, then a structural guy that is certified....
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  • wow, Things are a lot easier in the lower 48, All I did was buy a welder and some business cards that said I'm a welder. I then got liability Insurance and a couple years later and a few years after that I decided to get a certification AWS D1.1 3G cert.
    As a small business Iv'e never been trained...
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  • Portable Welder
    replied to EATON or IR ??
    I have honda driven IR air compressors for both of my welding trucks, they sit up top in the rain, sleet and snow, the one on the truck I drive has been running for the last 16 years without a problem, the one on the other truck has been going since 2007.

    In my shop I have a Saylor Beal...
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  • Portable Welder
    replied to Rear bumpers
    Looks like a $1,800.00 bumper to me, nice job.
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  • I need to ask, How do you move stuff around the job site, My guess is a crane or rough terrain fork lift, with that being said, your on a construction site, you need a custom skid with for pockets for the hilo and a lift eye for the crane, you need to set the skid in the proximity of your work area...
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  • Portable Welder
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    Old Jup, another good example of what your talking about, 2 years ago I had to remove a grapple crane ( Prentice Loader) off the back of a log truck, we had to reinforce the frame 20' up from the back, when reinstalling the crane ( Where the operator sits up top to operate the controls ) I made sure...
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  • Portable Welder
    replied to Dream job.
    Congrats, Now you get to talk about welding face to face instead of behind the key board, Thats not a job, thats fun.
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  • Portable Welder
    replied to The nuts and bolts.
    Old Jupiter, In the business of building buildings, Its important to keep records that you get when buying structural bolts, you need to have the batch numbers and dates etc. When a Tornado or Windstorm takes a building down, the insurance company has no qualms about finding someone to blame so they...
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  • Urban Red neck, I would not recommend the CST 280 because its only stick and tig, I have been a portable welder for the 28 years and have 2 trucks on the road as well as owning a full fabricating shop, if you were doing X-ray quality pipe welds then ya go with the CST, but your welding Piling type stuff....
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