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    Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    This is at my bank. It is about one mile from my shop. These doors are down often. So I have inquired about repairing them on multiple occasions. However it is low bid and I don't think I could bid low enough.
    Repair is about 3 weeks old
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    That is HORRENDOUS. I Have some juicy fruit that will stick better then how that looks.

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Because the bank got exactly the quality of workmanship they were prepared to pay for.
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    I don't think it is a money issue...The repair person bid to do the job...complete the job. Not even like it was an overwelming volume of work. They just were not skilled.

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Whoever did that should be shot!

    Both from welding and mechanical standpoint.

    I won't comment on the welds. But using a LOCK WASHER as a spacer/bearing?!?!?! I mean WTF?


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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Likely appropriate in this case...

    But it looks like they only got the "Cheap" part and neither of the other two.

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    This is at my bank.
    Imagine how wisely they invest your money!

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Probably the bankers golf buddy/brother/ in law etc. that "has a welder."
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    I would fire the guy that hired them !

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    That lock washer holds it together

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Some people should not be allowed to touch anything.


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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by zapster View Post
    Some people should not be allowed to touch anything.
    ...zap!
    I'll argue that one with you, Mr. Zapster.

    People should be free to practice and hone there skills. Just not in public.

    The Supreme Court mentioned something about "...in the privacy of their own bedrooms..."

    Can we agree to live with that?
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Is that the bank vaults door? If yes give me the address.
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reebs View Post
    Is that the bank vaults door? If yes give me the address.
    I beat you to it

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Looks like an after hours withdrawal at that bank wouldn't be to hard to arrange if that is the standard of the work there!

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    Because the bank got exactly the quality of workmanship they were prepared to pay for.
    That was EXACTLY what I was going to say

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    I don't think it is a money issue...The repair person bid to do the job...complete the job. Not even like it was an overwelming volume of work. They just were not skilled.
    While the repair person was not skilled, you, who has the skills, could not bid low enough to do what I will assume would be a decent job. Therefore I still say they weren't prepared to pay. That's what you get when all you look at is the bottom line.
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
    I'll argue that one with you, Mr. Zapster.

    People should be free to practice and hone there skills. Just not in public.

    The Supreme Court mentioned something about "...in the privacy of their own bedrooms..."

    Can we agree to live with that?
    I bet your wife hates you.
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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    C'mon everyone, paint is much stronger than you think...

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Upon further reflection this job was probably a package maintenance deal. Bank rep. Said the open bids ones per year.
    On that gate there was wood to do also. So perhaps a wood guy in over his head. I hope...

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    That must have been done by a government welder. Seen lots of that when I worked for the government as its all low bid.
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    PETA is going to be mad... Somebody has been squeezing seagulls.

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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
    I won't comment on the welds. But using a LOCK WASHER as a spacer/bearing?!?!?! I mean WTF?
    That is a high strength, split bushing. They are god expensive and not easy to get. It keeps spring tension and keeps squeaking to a minimum.



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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    It wouldn't be funny if someone's kid got hurt when their hob cob job fell apart and injured him or her. Come on folks, lets have some pride in our profession or step back and just say it's above my skill level. Just because the maintenance man has a Harbor Freight buzz box special don't give him the right to run out his 50' extension cord and pile on the globs like there's no tomorrow!


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    Re: Why would you walk away from this thinking Good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reebs View Post
    Is that the bank vaults door? If yes give me the address.
    That's exactly what I was thinking. That kind of work, the vault is probably cake to crack...
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