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 Post subject: How much to pay for TIG Welding?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Howdy folks.

Can I have a second opinion please?

I'm getting on with my V6 engine rebuild and part of this has been to remove the god-awful exhaust gas recycling system, shave and polish the intake (I know I'm a tart :redface: ) and get ready to drill and tap for the 6 Crossflow injectors.

Please excuse the" blurry-vision" pictures...

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I took this to my local TIG welders to plug the hole in the second pic. Said I was happy to gring back and re-polish myself so just wanted a plug in the hole. I was expecting him to say a tenner for cash or maybe 20 quid, however when the helpful lad came back from his boss he sheepishly said "£30 + VAT as our minimum charge." :tard:

As a new customer and obviously a petrol head likely to come back to him again I thought that was taking the pi$$. If it was MIG then I could have done it myself in a couple of minutes so I came to the conclusion that he was paying himself £400/hour...

Was that a fair price (and I'm just being a grumpy old git) or should I be able to find someone cheaper?

Cheers,

Owen.


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 Post subject: Re: How much to pay for TIG Welding?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:45 pm 
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£36 inc vat to get that hole plugged with tig by a pro is well worth the money I reckon.

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 Post subject: Re: How much to pay for TIG Welding?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Thanks Perry.

I was afraid someone might say that! :redface:

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