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    Simple Rails

    Here is a simple rail I made for a local customer. I used weld-on 90's, fabbed up the cap so it will just slip on, tapped out some plate for the top connection (used a hougan type bit to cutout the plug) and powdercoated it.
    I was going to use just red's to anchor the bottom in, but I was worried about the stones just cracking out, so I used a two-part epoxy with the bolts. So hopefully they wont have any issues down the road. The rail took me somewhere around 4 hours, and install was about 45 minutes(digging the hole, drilling and mounting)
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    Re: Simple Rails

    what would you charge your customer for a railing of this type?

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    Looks like you know what you are doing!
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    Re: Simple Rails

    For a little over 13 feet, it worked out to around 740 bucks from start to finish.
    It was a pretty tight bid. I normally charge 1 hour per fitting. By the time you fit, weld, clean and blend it out, it usually works out to one hour, on average.
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    Re: Simple Rails

    Nice job. Looks simple, but I know it would take me longer than 4 hours.
    Wouldn't it be nice if welds were pretty enough that it didn't require, or you didn't want to "blend" them out.
    Maybe your welds were, I'm not saying that, but I know it tough to get precise fit-up, much less have the skill required to make "pretty" welds on something like this.
    I don't have the skill, but given the orbital welder and some practice parts, the machine could do it for me.
    Thanks for the photos.

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    Re: Simple Rails

    Very nice work. Sometimes we forget how much effort and precision goes into something as simple as a railing.

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    Re: Simple Rails

    Very nice work! My grandfather used to make railings like this alot in his down time when not working on const and farm equip. Always enjoyed watching the process.

    What did you use for paint? How many coats?


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    Re: Simple Rails

    Nice work

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