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    What do you call a welder...

    Okay, I run a small welding and fab shop in SW Florida and I get some interesting calls. But today I guy calls and he works a donut shop and needs a little welding on a cart. For some reason he needs to tell me he was a Boiler maker. So I asked why dont you weld it! So I ask what do you call a welder with no welder? A customer.. It was kinda funny, prolly caught him off guard. We'll see if he comes in.
    We've done so much, for so long, with so little. Were now qualified to do anything with nothing !

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    maybe he will bring donuts...
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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    what do you call a non-pro-welder with more welders than a welder?
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    uh, Oscar?

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    A segment of customers feel the need to tell me they know more about my field of knowledge than I know, Usually they say they don't have the time. Sometimes I offer them a screwdriver. "You need nothing but tools".

    I get one now & then, "I have a background in electrical engineering, I only need you because I don't have the time." It is easy for those people. I explain that my rates are adjusted for people who don't know how to do it themselves, I'd be wasting your money. You need a high school Freshmen willing to learn.
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    How much? Oh,,, hn,,, well ok (like they are going to let you) ya know,,, I would do it myself you understand except I dont know how and dont have the tools,,, other than that I would do it myself. I got another one with a wire job, was all fugged up, never ran, after, all u got to do,,, is ,,, I would have, you didnt have to. My thing was,,,, Oh, you didnt want it fixed right then?
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    I dont have time doesnt matter to me,, then you must have lots of money to pay???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    maybe he will bring donuts...
    What some of the customers don't know or realize is.......at times I would of been happy with just the donuts. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebirdwelds View Post
    What some of the customers don't know or realize is.......at times I would of been happy with just the donuts. lol
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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    Quote Originally Posted by welding1 View Post
    Okay, I run a small welding and fab shop in SW Florida and I get some interesting calls. But today I guy calls and he works a donut shop and needs a little welding on a cart. For some reason he needs to tell me he was a Boiler maker. So I asked why dont you weld it! So I ask what do you call a welder with no welder? A customer.. It was kinda funny, prolly caught him off guard. We'll see if he comes in.
    Some people like to be sociable, which might partly be why he has the doughnut shop, and if so, he might think it's better to mention something you know about. If he'd been smart, he would have asked what your favorite type of doughnut was, though, and if you had coffee to share when he brings the work and the doughnuts in.

    BTW, if he's really old, any chance only rivets were used for assembling boilers in those days?

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldiron2 View Post
    BTW, if he's really old, any chance only rivets were used for assembling boilers in those days?

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    Not likely, unless they were repairing really old boilers. I think riveted pressure vessels were really on the way out by the early 1900s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Not likely, unless they were repairing really old boilers. I think riveted pressure vessels were really on the way out by the early 1900s.

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    But...if Sammm is already a Century old and that customer happened to be even older ...

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    That guy in the donut shop is CONFUSED, boilermakers don't hang out in donut shops, he's gotta be a COP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    That guy in the donut shop is CONFUSED, boilermakers don't hang out in donut shops, he's gotta be a COP!
    . Caveman your on to something there, really a boiler maker would prolly be in a dusty old road side bar! That reminds me of a time I pulled into a shoe repair shop to have my Red Wings repaired, dude saw my welding car and proceeded to inform me he was also a under water welder...
    We've done so much, for so long, with so little. Were now qualified to do anything with nothing !

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    Lots of people worked in the trades for a while. I really aint so pretentious about it all anymore. Other people that do it faster and better than I am and lots of them a lot smarter and some do know more about it in some context but I understand the stories that stand out. Worts are the ones ask for the help and then as you get started they have better ideas and all of a sudden know all about it because they worked somewhere some time, cotta wonder how come he got to call contractors since he knows it all.

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    I recently fixed an alum cart for a local historic burger joint. Some Pro welder tried fixing it. What a mess. The owner of the burger joint was told by this pro-welder after he(said pro-welder) dropped the cart off to him that was all messed up, that it "just needs another a tack or two". To me it looked like it was done with those swap meet rods with a propane torch.
    I told the burger owner, if you want me to fix it I need to cut out the alum angle piece that is so torn and messed up. Take is or leave it.

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    Re: What do you call a welder...

    When shop I would only do steel welding and some time cast iron. It made life simpler.

    I can weld stainless aluminum and brass in mig , stick , torch and tig.
    But only did for own repair work.

    Now the pile of materials needs.
    So just say with steel smaller pile only 60,000 pounds of steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welding1 View Post
    Okay, I run a small welding and fab shop in SW Florida and I get some interesting calls. But today I guy calls and he works a donut shop and needs a little welding on a cart. For some reason he needs to tell me he was a Boiler maker. So I asked why dont you weld it! So I ask what do you call a welder with no welder? A customer.. It was kinda funny, prolly caught him off guard. We'll see if he comes in.

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