ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
AC-DC stage Ultra-Fast charger, how it's made?
by fedemussi - 06/24/22 10:22 AM
Childrens safety outlets
by dsk - 06/17/22 02:42 AM
Your favourite food?
by NORCAL - 06/16/22 12:06 AM
Price action trading with RENKO
by gfretwell - 06/15/22 02:08 PM
Please Help Wiring DCDC Buck Converter
by gfretwell - 06/15/22 01:58 PM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 5 guests, and 13 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#195381 07/29/10 08:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,419
Likes: 3
Trumpy Offline OP
Member
Guys,
I'm not sort of sure of what you guys do to make a job happen, but have any of you ever had to do work that would normally be put down to "Others" as it is written in the contract.

Don't mis-construe me here, I am not talking about "stealing" work from people that should otherwise be doing it.

Reason I say this, is because during the quoting process of any commercial or industrial jobs, I will ask the designer if they need any metal-work done, be it welding, fabricating brackets,etc.
I stay right away from sheet-metal work.

Being an ex-production welder, I work on the system of building a "jig" to fit all your bits together before they are welded, the first one is always the hardest.
But from then on it gets a lot easier.

I have made custom-made switch plates by the 100's by the jig method.
It has, at the end of the day made me a lot of money doing this sort of work.
It has also made a few "Engineers" say "I thought you were going to get something off the shelf, for that"
When there was nothing remotely like it avaiable, without a 6-8 week lead time.

Your thoughts?

Latest Estimating Cost Guides & Software:
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,298
Likes: 6
Member
Trumpy:
Looks like you started a 'sleeper' thread!

I (myself and guys who worked for me) fabricated a few things over the years, nothing in any quantity, just what we needed & couldn't 'get' quick or affordable.

Racking for mounting transformers on walls; basic 'L' steel angle, measure, cut, fit & weld. A couple of brackets for the Greenlee tugger for specific jobs. A few cross-arms for lighting installs, etc.

Nothing like you describe within, just some basics.


John

Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
mxslick
mxslick
Atomic City, ID USA
Posts: 806
Joined: October 2004
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 7
triple 3
dobler 2
Asset 2
Popular Topics(Views)
292,895 Are you busy
224,928 Re: Forum
210,354 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5