Welding Services

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Howdy all,

    so i need to find a stand builder for a comparative quote
    would like a stand in 50mm tube, if you know anyone let me know please
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I too need something made up
     
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    Hey, I can weld but it looks like ironman acne!
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I can weld too but I don't trust my skills
     
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    Problem isn't so much laying a nice bead and getting penetration - it's dealing with heat warp :banghead: My stuff is always flippin' warped because I don't have the right equipment to deal with it.

    Just out of interest, any particular reason you're going for tube?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Just what I know, angle iron?
     
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    Give me a pot and wooden spoon any day, I'll lose a limb if I touch any DIY equipment!:blush:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    You will be the first I call
     
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    I got a friend who does welding works. Mainly gates, louvre frames and whatever the guys wants. He does the job himself. Just spoken to him and I'm seeing him Tuesday night at the wrestling. (I'm training his son)

    Dallasg, if interested I can give you his detail. As with all other contractors, he starts business next week.

    Option to galvanized is included. Can give a price for galvanizing on I beam and angle bar, but not on square tubing.
     
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    Well, all the stands I've seen use square or rectangular section.

    Tube is stronger though but it's harder to join neatly. You'll still need flat section on top of course to support the tank.
     
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    I can weld myself, and got all the tools. Did make a couple of stands already. Both in square tubing and in angle iron.

    But I do not have the time to do it for other reefers.
     
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    How do you keep the section from warping? It's my biggest headache.

    Or do you correct it with a flame afterward?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks riaanp
    will try welding this weekend, got me a mig welder
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    never had that issue, my issue is my joins haha
     
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    Hey bud.
    I can built it for you but ain't gonna paint it.

    Give me the sizes of what you are looking for and I will work out the cost of steel and material for you....
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, its 2 stands to make the one, easier to move and get in my house

    the sections in the same colour are the same length etc

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    Yip, seems easy enough to make.....
    Here is a picture of one of the stands I was busy building for one of the LFS shops in my area....

    The stand here is 95% complete but still needed the support beams fitted....

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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awesome! thanks :thumbup:
    let me know, i think its about 38m of tube
     
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    And here is a gate I made for the back yard...

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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is an alternative to my wood stand i was thinking about
     
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