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Old 11-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Mods feel free to move.

I have some people who would like some sankes modified into keggles.

Above & beyond the obvious reimbursement for materials, what's a fair price for this?


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Old 11-06-2008, 09:34 PM   #2
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Friend of mine who welds totally non professional (Colorado Pricing) gets A Dollar a minute to run his welder. If it takes 5 minutes of actual welding or cutting time, it cost ya $5 He usually includes any prep that is required, unless you bring him a mess, then he charges the dollar for that too. This seems really expensive to me, but we didn't spend 20 minutes on my Keggle...and I'd have gladly paid him $20 for that.

A lot of welders charge easily double that, and many have a 30 minute Minimum fee.


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Old 11-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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How much are you going to modify? Just a cut? Welded 1/2" coupler? MIG/TIG?

 
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:28 PM   #4
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I definitely think you need to describe your services more in depth for us to respond. If you are just cutting the top off and drilling a hole, then I'd just charge for time.

More info please!
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Well, that depends on what they want, really. Its more than one person.

Definitely cutting tops off
Definitely drilling holes for fittings.

Possibly welding fittings. I'll need more practice welding stainless before I attempt that, though.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:07 AM   #6
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Are you supplying the kegs, or just lending the cutting/drilling services?

For friends, if they supply the equipment I'll build em for free...

If I need a specific tool I don't own (drill bit, sanding pads, etc) I ask them pay for it, and they just keep the tool.

I guess it just depends on what you want to do and your relationship with the potential buyer.

I'm not into Homebrewing and DIY to make money.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:15 AM   #7
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I'm not into Homebrewing and DIY to make money.
Neither am I. I'm not trying to get rich, I just want to be fairly compensated. Time is money, afterall.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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Then charge what you feel is fair for your time. I can't put a price on your time.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:56 AM   #9
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last time i talked to a welder it was 50 an hour min 1 hour time
i've also talked to two welders that have been doing it for years they say you can mig them as long as you use stainless wire
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:40 AM   #10
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What kind of a setup are you running for welding on SS?


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