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    Re: How many inches of weld per roll of wire?

    Went from 52 rolls to 24, saved 5 large on wire alone. Prolly 1/3 less time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    ya, figure it out and double, add 30% juice.
    To clarify, I anticipated 3 week completion, I bid for 3 times. If I had to do it again I would sub as much out or all if possible and just take profit. It is quite an undertaking if you do 1-off unique work/railing vs repetitive routine work. I know I make money with what i do. However, repetitive stuff seems like getting quality folk and systems in place to complete the job no compromise . Just take the profit without trying to capitalize on minimal amount of help.

    I partially took this particular job to give an employee a large volume of welding practice. However he worked at a 1 to 3 ratio compared to me. So, it work out fairly well as I was the elf on his 2 off days/ week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    ya, figure it out and double, add 30% juice.
    To clarify, I anticipated 3 week completion, I bid for 3 times. If I had to do it again I would sub as much out or all if possible and just take profit. It is quite an undertaking if you do 1-off unique work/railing vs repetitive routine work. I know I make money with what i do. However, repetitive stuff seems like getting quality folk and systems in place to complete the job. Just take the profit without trying to capitalize on minimal amount of help.

    I partially took this particular job to give an employee a large volume of welding practice. However he worked at a 1 to 3 ratio compared to me. So, it work out fairly well as I was the elf on his 2 off days/ week.

    If parts do not come in all at once, then you will need a dedicated space to work when they do show up in batches. Also, will you be available or have somebody who can jump on them.

    I have had jobs like that and it can become annoying.

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    If there is someplace to sub them to, kind of suspect this has already went down this road part way. In the end someone has to weld them.

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    If I handle everything, then bring parts in pre-cut, plates burned/punched. If finishing (powder coat or galvanizing) is the final step, then have them package for shipping. I don’t know a man industrial painter, so that would be a challenge.

    The welding might be the most difficult to sub, but being repetitive you may be able to hire folk just for this.

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    Honestly I'm more worried about the handling of the parts than the welding of them.



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    There lot more time spent in welding and {jigging & cutting} up the part than handling and painting the parts.

    Dave

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    Honestly I'm more worried about the handling of the parts than the welding of them.



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    There's no painting

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    That lucky.
    Almost I did they the steel primered.
    Only time I did need to paint if was for concrete.

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    There's no painting

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    Re: How many inches of weld per roll of wire?

    I submitted my bid, they said I was $165k too high!

    I'm usually right in the ballpark with my pricing, but I don't do structural stuff that often




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    This is what I'm good at

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    Re: How many inches of weld per roll of wire?

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan23 View Post
    I submitted my bid, they said I was $165k too high!

    I'm usually right in the ballpark with my pricing, but I don't do structural stuff that often




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    what percentage higher? and on which bid ? the lowest ?

    maybe your bid relatively close to the other bids.

    maybe low bidder miscalculated
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    Apparently I was 70% higher


    Lowest was 233 I guess

    I quoted 398

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan23 View Post
    This is what I'm good at

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    I just dropped a curved rail off at the powder coated, today.

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    I suspect somebody that does it on a regular, can knock it faster and make money. This is easy money for them. Seems like it was just labor, space and simple logistics. Hope that is the case, anyway.

    Now you have an idea for the next production opportunity.

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    I think the guy will give me the opportunity to match price, but I'm a small shop without much space to be honest, I only have 2 guys full time,

    Less than 2000 square feet

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    On to the next job. Donít look back.
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    Re: How many inches of weld per roll of wire?

    I would have said 85K range.

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