Did an interesting repair job recently. A metal recycler broke the main bushing off one of their crane booms. Wish I would have been there to see it. Laffin. Have a few pics on my S3 mini, but it doesn't do internet worth a damn. I can text them to one of you fellas if you're willing to help an e-tard out.
I have no experience with the metal core wire. Is it considered FCAW, or GMAW? with it having a "core" my thought would be FCAW, but those beads you laid down look much more like Mig.Thanks again for posting the pics, Geno.
It took a few hours to get the stretched material trimmed back and get the bushing tacked back into place.
Also took a bit of heat, as you fellas can see on the top plate.
I did the vertical up welds with .045 dual shield and the flats with .052 metal core. I tried to keep the flipping around to a minimum as it was an awkward bastard to roll.
Of all things... cutting a frozen Kielbasa... who'd have thought?Very handy looking knives mate, but how did you manage to break it?
Hey Bogey,I have no experience with the metal core wire. Is it considered FCAW, or GMAW? with it having a "core" my thought would be FCAW, but those beads you laid down look much more like Mig.
That was totally on me. The guy who hired my buddy was a friend of his that knows me. Originally he was supposed to do the job on his own. When he saw the scale of it he said he wanted to bring on a helper. He could never get a straight answer on who he was actually working for, since all the parties knew each other and it was a "buddy deal". He was getting push back from everyone on a helper but no one would step up and say that the decision was actually theirs.What did you charge for an hourly rate?
I'm totally with you, and had the same thought. There's not much we can do, but my friend does know the other shop owner and may have a chance in the future to let him know. It will be ridiculously obvious that part of the trailer was methodically cut away and part of it was ripped apart by a Bobcat with a grapple.Bogey, does it need to be made clear to the 'shop' that the destruction and devastation caused to the trailer was specifically NOT you or your buddy? I ask, because ya'll wouldn't want the wrong word going around that 'you guys' are the ones who took it apart as such.
The pittance of 'do you right' is a whole other story. Don't let this crap-fest haunt or follow either of you.
Thanks for the advice, it's what I'm looking for.Yeah I know what you’re saying and where you’re coming from. It’s the reason I charge by the job on most things, I’m not gonna get penalized cause I’m fast, it took years to get “fast.”
Sorry to hear you got screwed
Thanks man, I really didn't intend to go that far down the rabbit hole bitching about it. I guess I needed to vent since pretty much everyone I know locally knows the involved parties and I don't want to sling shit in my own sandbox. It was a good day of work with a friend and I learned some things in the bargain, not a bad deal in that context.Sorry to hear you and your bud had a negative experience with a customer, Bogey.
I can't help you much with the money end of things. The people I work for keep me focused on my craft and rarely tell me if a job was a win or a loss.
I will say that I wouldn't expect anyone other than a high school kid to work for 10 bucks an hour, though. This job is too hard and dangerous for that wage.
My buddy and I already had that conversation. I asked him how they could confuse us two for Mexicans and to just call me "Manuel Labor" from now on. But we actually pay Mexican labor pretty well, so we were more along the lines of a couple of crackheads you'd pay to sweep your parking lotBogey, I'm surprised nobody's asked you this question yet:
What part of Mexico are you from?
I charge by the job; if I get done too quickly, or feel that I over-estimated the difficulty of the work, I / or YOU can always give part of it back. Word gets around when you give part of the payment back.Yeah I know what you’re saying and where you’re coming from. It’s the reason I charge by the job on most things, I’m not gonna get penalized cause I’m fast, it took years to get “fast.”
Sorry to hear you got screwed
Try crockpotting Costco frozen meatballs in Grape Jelly sometime......brain dead simple. Even I can manage it. Great stuff !Of all things... cutting a frozen Kielbasa... who'd have thought?
P.S. My favorite Kielbasa recipe is to take a frozen Kielbasa and cover it with grape jelly... cook until done and glazed. Eat with German hot mustard. It sounds goofy... but it's amazing! The things you learn in Bavaria!