Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Renting a Welder
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
Daver77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Posts: 562
Liked 15 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default Renting a Welder

Is this even possible?

Is so anyone know where?

I would hate to spend 600 plus but I really want to build a brewstand.

What are my options?


Daver77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
FTG-05
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Madison, Al
Posts: 190
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

- Buy a HF special, a 110VAC mig welder without gas. Eventually you'll learn to hate and then spend more money buying it right the first time. Cheap and easy.

- Buy a good Lincoln or Miller MIG welder with gas and learn to use it. A 220VAC unit preferable since it will be more useful in the future and will stave off the need to upgrade. $$$ depending on which unit you buy and facility upgrades (i.e. 220 VAC circuit).

- Have someone build one for you. $$$ and good chance you won't get what you want unless it's a buddy or friend (but if you had said buddy or friend, you probably wouldn't be asking the question).

- Buy an already built unit (i.e. Northern Brewer version). $$$ but you know what your getting. Buy once, cry once.

Good luck.


FTG-05 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
ebstauffer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 154
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Two options:
#1 Check with local welding supply houses as they often rent. #2 Harbor Freight
ebstauffer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
Ralphadopolis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 58
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

When I used to work for United Rentals, we would rent wire-feed mig welders out all the time, I don't recall what they went for.
Ralphadopolis is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #5
kh54s10
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kh54s10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 8,159
Liked 909 Times on 759 Posts
Likes Given: 237

Default

Or go weldless...

http://www.aleiens.com/profiles/blog...-weldless-brew
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #6
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,745
Liked 1299 Times on 853 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

If you haven't welded before, you're going to want more than a day or two and a HF $200 MIG will cost less than a week's rental on a pro unit.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #7
MississippiSlim
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Columbia MS/NOLA
Posts: 218
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Buy a welder. You will find a uses for it. I don't have a wire feed welder just a stick welder but use it weekly on some project or another. You will also need cutting torch set up or a metal saw. If you NEVER plan on needing to do metal work besides now it would be cheaper to buy or have someone build what you need. Also don't plan on picking it up and welding immediately at least nothing of quality. It takes a bit to get proficient.
MississippiSlim is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
nate456789
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 252
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Buy a cheap HF welder and a cheap HF metal chop saw. You will be amazed at the things you will start making and fixing around the house.
Like bobby said you will break even the first week of use.
__________________
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Honey Wheat, American Wheat, Kolsch, Chocolate Porter, Oatmeal Stout
Kegged: Falconer's APA, Honey Brown Ale, Guinness Draught
nate456789 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
ajwillys
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 1,327
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Get a decent brand (Lincoln, Miller, etc..) welder in good shape on craigslist. They can be had for about half the price of new. Use it for practice and then building your brewstand. If you decide after then you like it, keep it. If not, you can probably sell it for close to exactly the same price (assuming you didn't screw it up somehow) on craigslist.
ajwillys is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #10
mb82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 668
Liked 65 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I would buy one and keep it for a year, if you don't use it then sell it. It is amazing how often you will use it for stuff around the house. And once neighbors find out you have it be prepared to be fixing everything of theirs. I can't count how many lawnmower frames, trailer parts, and general stuff I have welded back together for myself and neighbors.


mb82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What welder are you using? Runyanka Other 20 08-12-2011 08:27 PM
What to do with this arc welder? badmajon Other 22 12-14-2010 12:51 PM
Should I buy this welder? IHateMayonnaise Other 8 10-01-2010 10:28 AM
which welder to buy? strat_thru_marshall Other 3 08-16-2010 03:24 AM
Can I use this welder? Mose Other 18 04-05-2010 02:36 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS