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  • Any welders / Fabricators around?
  • singletrackmind
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    I need a guide price for a job I had done .
    It basically involved a butt weld of a 350mm length of 1 3/4″ adapter to a 500mm length . All straight forward clean new stainless 304.
    Weld needed a purge and passivating.
    Part 2 was to literally tack 30mm of 4mm rod to the top of the 1 3/4″ tube
    Parts supplied by the fabricator were 3mtr 4mm rod ( £6 – £9 online ) and 500mm of 1 3/4″ x 2mm wall tube ( £8 – £11 online ), this needed cutting to length from a 2mtr offcut he had in stock.
    I know aalco and Richard Austin metals would have been cheaper.

    In my mind it was a 10 – 15 minute job with zero design work or hassle.

    Quote me (un)happy. nearest £ wins a pint prize

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    10-15minutes ……

    Your not a welder or a fabricator are you ?

    Im going to start at 240 quid.*

    *disclaimer , neither am i a welder fabricator…..but i dabble and i know thats more than 10-15minutes work to do propper.

    mickmcd
    Free Member

    170 quid

    singletrackmind
    Full Member

    He has a machine that does the welding and spins the metal.
    All the user does is align the work, set the amps and press go

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    SO more expensive equipment than just your regular pipe welder.

    mt
    Free Member

    At our place you’d be paying minimum £300 just for the faffage required on the job not the materials or the weld time. You a Yorkshire man.

    mickmcd
    Free Member

    He has a machine that does the welding and spins the metal.
    All the user does is align the work, set the amps and press go

    you wont get any change out of 10 k for an orbital welder

    And the guys that used to do pharmaceutical pipework onsite were on two grand a day to turn up and do the business

    revs1972
    Free Member

    £195 + VAT
    It’s magic metal that stainless

    revs1972
    Free Member

    £110 + VAT would be a betterer price though

    kenneththecurtain
    Free Member

    All the user does is align the work, set the amps and press go

    All I do is sit at a desk and click a mouse…

    You’re paying for the kit and the skills required to use it. I’ll go with £300.

    thomthumb
    Free Member

    No such thing as a 15 minute welding job. You have to pay for setup too.

    mt
    Free Member

    Faffage, setup, the skill is in there. You’ll not get em to understand skilled setup, “its just a bit of welding thats all”.

    revs1972
    Free Member

    Hour minimum labour charge

    dropoff
    Full Member

    £762

    breadcrumb
    Full Member

    304 stainless has dropped in price since I last bought some.

    I was paying about £20 for 1m of 2½” 16g 304 ten years ago.

    As above its not 15 minutes work.

    Any lathe work to square and prep the tube?

    jim25
    Free Member

    £240

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    how much was it then ?

    federalski
    Free Member

    £250 all in.
    The anticipation is killing me 😯

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    one suspects it was anticipated to be a bit like any of the bike shops mechanic threads on here – “that shouldnt have been more than a pack of hobnobs and a donation to the guide dogs for the complete rebuild of your bike”

    russ295
    Free Member

    I worked in a fab shob years ago and done lots of stainless work, they used to charge £11 per inch of standard single pass tig welding, that was in the early 90’s tho.

    singletrackmind
    Full Member

    £85 plus VAT
    It took the guy less than 30 mins to make one . I know because I gave him a week to make one. He hadnt made one when I rang up on deadline day and said I’m coming round to collect, and can I have 2 please. He said OK , give me an hour.
    I turned up in 55 mins and they were both finished . Hot to the touch, but finished.
    So the price seems OK . I asked because I can get a coded welder to do a day on site for £300. I was expecting around £120 for the pair give or take abit.
    Revs1972 wins a prize. Some Shimano spd’s ? Got some flats kicking around too, or a nice pair of 26″ tyres ? Will have a search in the spares box and make a list , juicy brake pads new?

    stevied
    Free Member

    £100?

    revs1972
    Free Member

    Yay, nice to know there are fabricators out there who charge a reasonable price .

    No need for a prize ? It’s the taking part that matters 😆

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