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  • SignWave
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    Nice work! That looks like one heckofa house, and Im glad to see that im not the only one that got dowsed by snow!

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  • aametalmaster
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    All 1 piece and hung right, with a safety cable...Bob
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  • tacmig
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    Very nice!

    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
    You are right. I had way too much time for what i charged. But i like doing repairs like that. I know a lamp shop would have charged $3,000 easy. I prob had 20 hours total which should have been a thousand dollars but thats ok it will give me something to show my grand kids for the next 20 years. The electrician hanging it will prob charge more for the install job than i made and it better stay up this time...Bob
    Been following your progress on this, you did a great job. Yep you could have surely made more money but sometimes I guess it's not always about the $$.

    Great job and thanks for sharing!

    TacMig

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  • aametalmaster
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    You are right. I had way too much time for what i charged. But i like doing repairs like that. I know a lamp shop would have charged $3,000 easy. I prob had 20 hours total which should have been a thousand dollars but thats ok it will give me something to show my grand kids for the next 20 years. The electrician hanging it will prob charge more for the install job than i made and it better stay up this time...Bob

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  • shooter
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    I don’t want to seem out of line here, but is that price of $375 in line with what others would charge for that repair? It just seems to me that the people that own the thing just got the deal of the century. Had you not been able to repair it (I know I could mot machine new parts on a lathe for it like you did) they would be forced to shell out some serious jack to replace it. That or get in a time machine to get back to the early ‘80’s to pick another up 5k. Based on the dates of your post you got it around the end of OCT and now its one-month later and it’s ready for delivery. Looks GREAT by the way, but I think you deserve a lot more money for your talent. I am new so I don’t know what rates are to fix stuff like that, but it sure sounds low to me. Just how many hours did you end up putting in that repair?

    PLEASE don’t take offense to my post. I mean no disrespect, just curious.

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  • metal-doctor
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    Nice work Bob. I think your customer should be real pleased with your repair. Thanks for sharing the progress.

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  • SignWave
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    Hi Bob,
    Thats quite the fixture.
    I hope the rehanging goes well. Any idea why it fell in the first place? other than someone tugging on it.

    Did it let go from the device box?
    did the box come out of the ceiling?

    Just a little concern as to how it will be remounted so that this doesnt happen again.
    When I install something that heavy and large I always add a safety cable and the box is bolted to the rafters with a strong 2x4 backing as well.
    There are code rules for this type of installation.
    Just a thought, Im sure your all over it.

    Hey if it falls again, at least you'll know where to start!!!

    the chandelier looks great Bob.

    Rich

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  • aametalmaster
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    Heres a quick pic of my progress. Everything fits fine and it is going to be tore back apart for the ride across town...Bob
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  • SignWave
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    I must have been a pack rat in a former life. I like shiny metal objects...

    looks good Bob.

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  • aametalmaster
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    I have the new rod threaded for the frame, the ball is round and welded. I needed to straighten the big fancy nut on the bottom but i figured i would just turn a new one on the lathe and weld the ring on to it so thats where i am today...Bob
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  • SignWave
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    How ya makin out Bob,
    is she fixed yet? got any pics of your progress?

    Rich.

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  • aametalmaster
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    It will be around $375.00...Bob

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  • SignWave
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    looks like progress. If you dont mind me asking, what will you be charging for this repair?

    If the price is going to high, make sure you tell them the price really "fast" so that they dont have a chance to "fall" over...

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  • aametalmaster
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    Pics since i forgot them...Bob
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  • aametalmaster
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    Its going great. Got the big dent out of the big 12" brass ball, just need to weld a small crack and little dent and repolish. I used to help a guy polish those big old phonograph brass horns 500 at a time so i know how to polish and have the equipment. Cut some new tabs from brass plate to braze on to the arms but i need to make 2 fixtures to hold them right then make a new rod to hold everything straight because the old one is bent...Bob

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