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Old 11-24-2018, 03:44 PM
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You know what the slogan is at the Erie Sewage works ?
"It may be your shit, but it's our bread & butter"....
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:16 PM
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You know what the slogan is at the Erie Sewage works ?
"It may be your shit, but it's our bread & butter"....
"Corn is corn" is one of ours looks the same going in or out
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:31 PM
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Well I guess this is good the guy that just picked up his trailer... one just I finished, Now his neighbor decided he needed his done as well so now I have another trailer to ad to the place tomorrow to sit till I can get to it.

Is this "fix my rusted out trailer month" The year of fix my Trailer/ stock trailer well I guess it will keep me good and busy...

Wonder if I'm too cheap on cost
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:13 PM
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Well I guess this is good the guy that just picked up his trailer... one just I finished, Now his neighbor decided he needed his done as well so now I have another trailer to ad to the place tomorrow to sit till I can get to it.

Is this "fix my rusted out trailer month" The year of fix my Trailer/ stock trailer well I guess it will keep me good and busy...

Wonder if I'm too cheap on cost
When in doubt raise your price. When the cheap pricks start rolling their eyes you'll know your in the ballpark
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:56 PM
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I inow my pricing is right when theybitch and moan about the proce, then finally relen and write the check.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:34 PM
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you would be surprised how many roll their eyes when I tell them they have to pay for materials too...
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:07 PM
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I stopped doing hard bids a while back. Everything now is time and materials, part's / materials up front.

I don't get as much work, but I don't get screwed or have to spend time chasing down payment. I bill in $100.00 increments, as the job progresses. If they flinch or roll their eyes at the time estimate, or speed of job progress, they get to take their work somewhere else...

Most of my work now is prior customers that know my work and trust me not to screw them, or me.

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Old 11-24-2018, 10:25 PM
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I quit working on stock trailers years ago. I found if they don't have enough money to buy a new trailer every 15yrs or so they're gonna lowball the crap outta me. Course my cattle trailer gets called the Tetanus Shot Special by the guys at the auction. They know I'm a tight bastid.
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:41 PM
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They're turning out ok.

It's the price of laziness. Clean the trailer when you use it, or pay to fix/replace it. Grease the equipment when you use it, or pay to fix/replace. The list goes on.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:09 PM
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The steel on those trailers almost always acts funny. The horse urine that gets everywhere is usually to blame, for everything from the corrosion to the horrible repair welds. I dislike doing them at all. I have found using 6010 on the heavier pieces works pretty well, as is flux core. MIG is a crap shoot.
I have one here that is going to take a polished turd to do but it will get done once I figure out which way I want to go with it on repairing it

and will try your suggestions on the 6010 and using flux core as I did the last one with MIG and see how much of a difference
cause now that I think about it when it was giving me issues welding it with the MIG it did sort of act like when you forget to turn on the gas
I know it was not the case... Ill give your suggestions a try and see what results I get on the coming up ones needing to get done...

But just hate the idea of having to buy a 11lb roll of flux core wire cost wise that is..

But are you sure my machine will know how to act... it is a virgin and will be its first time to get cored wire in it...
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