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  • MetalCrafter
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    Will do Gents!!!! I will be carefull.

    Thanks

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  • JonnyTIG
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    At my work when the wood bin (40 yard) gets full of pallets, a labourer runs a CAT 320 excavator over to it and starts crushing the wood to make more room. Being a repair person and watching this makes me cringe. I've seen some pretty severe damage happen to roll offs in a short period of time, peanuts compared to the time it would take to fix the damage.

    Take the time to think through each repair, and as mentioned, make sure you are on the same page as the owner.

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  • shade tree welder
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    hey metalcrafter be careful on these type jobs you can go under in a hurry
    i agree with mmw, be sure you and the owner of these boxes are on the same page as far as how the repairs are to be done, with the price of metal these days it will not take much on these boxes to meet your $500 price and you hae not even started working on them yet, once you start you seem to find more problems as you go, especially on the doors in the back, sagging, hinges broke etc.

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  • Richard
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    Good luck

    & be careful

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  • MetalCrafter
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    It's slow season for me so I will try to take whatever I can.

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  • Darmik
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    Originally posted by MetalCrafter View Post
    No problem, I'd be crazy to do all of that for $500, I can't even imagine that.
    Like I said some may need more repairs then others. Thats a fare wage right!!

    If you are just sppulying your self I tinnk you should be fine

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  • tenfingers
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    Unless I could inspect all of the boxes to be repaired, I'd only do time & materials. That way you don't shoot yourself in the foot. It also gives the owner some say as to what gets fixed. If you agree to a fixed $500 per container what's to say the guy won't want them all perfect? I don't know how experienced you are but things happen to roll offs that are very time consuming to fix right.

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  • MetalCrafter
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    No problem, I'd be crazy to do all of that for $500, I can't even imagine that.
    Like I said some may need more repairs then others. Thats a fare wage right!!

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  • Darmik
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    Originally posted by MetalCrafter View Post
    Darmik,

    Not $500 for the whole job, (16 boxes) $500 per box thats $8000.
    sorry need help

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  • MetalCrafter
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    Darmik,

    Not $500 for the whole job, (16 boxes) $500 per box thats $8000.

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  • Darmik
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    Repairs

    Good money in repairs I did that in 94 for about 4 months and when something better came a long Darmik was gone.
    Anyway you are going to repair 16 of these things well it's typlicaly 1/8 plate if they are rool offs there should be ribs make sure all the rust is gone before you weld.$500.00 I think should be more like ($1152.00) ok this person wants you to do it for $31.25 per bin hey if your happy with the money they will give you then give her!

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  • SkidSteerSteve
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    Just a thought....I would make it a point to mix it up on the repairs. Do a couple of easy fixes and then a more involved one. That way, if the owner decided to halt work on them, then you aren't stuck holding the bag on several $750 repairs that you are planning on averaging out. SSS

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  • MetalCrafter
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    It's only going to be a patch up so no debris falls through the cracks. The owner of the boxes wants me to try to do it all for $500 or less a box. He's buying 16 used boxes that are not in good condition eighter way I'll make $. I'm going to try to charge him $500 per box it should all even itself out some boxes might need less repair then others.

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  • Burnindaylight
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    if they are tub style containers (no ribs) then normally they are normally made out of 3/16", the ones with ribs are normally 11 ga repair, if the ribs are rotted at the bottom we will only replace up as far as needed and cut the inside corner on a 45 to leave it open on the bottom and help drain water out, small holes in the bottom tend to get pluged from either dirt or bigger pieces of rust and then they do nothing, the floor of the open tops are normally 3/16 to 1/4

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  • MMW
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    Originally posted by MetalCrafter View Post
    For repairs holes, craks etc. what thickness of material do you use for the boxes?
    I would say it depends on what goes in them. If it is general use then I would use 11 gauge (1/8"). That is what the ones I've seen are made from. If it is used for hauling scrap metal or concrete debri then definatly thicker. Probably 3/16" or 1/4" depending on the location in the box. If it's part of the framework (tubing, angle,channel) then match it as best as possible. Make sure you & the customer are on the same page as far as quality of the job. Is it a heat, beat & weld or does he want it cut out & replaced like new?

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