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Alameda Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 390 hires on Thumbtack
Judy M.
Verified review

David has been working for us for two weeks and is doing a very good job. He has put in garage stairs, sheet rock repair, molding around doors and rehanging doors that stick. He arrives on time and goes right to work. It is hard finding a "universal" handyman and I certainly would recommend David. We will continue to use him as we have other projects.

Conn's Carpentry Service
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Pam V.
Verified review

Conn recently built a custom railing for our interior stairs. He was meticulous and easy to work with - his work is impeccable and rates are reasonable. Highly recommend.

Beyond Green Construction Co
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carli M.
Verified review

Alex was great! We hired him to do the floor tiles in our bathroom. When that went great, he said he could do the backsplash in our kitchen. Both jobs were timely and turned out super. Next we needed help with the stairs for our back deck. Alex took on the job and also finished building out the deck, stairs and railing. He delivered on time and within budget -- two things that aren't easy to come by. We highly recommend working with Alex.

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
William D.
Verified review

Edwin did a magnificent job for me. He fixed our stair railing, garage door, installed a new garbage disposal and installed our new double Bosch Oven which needed the cabinet to be strengthened and redone. Overall could not be happier with the quality of the work he did. On time and on budget.

Raul Manzanarez
4.2
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
Verified review

Raul repaired a stair railing for me and did an excellent job. He contacted me promptly, arrived at the time arranged and purchased the material as well as did the job. I will definitely ask his help again.

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How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

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Need Metalwork

San Francisco, CA

  • Services needed
    Fabrication
  • Work location
    Indoors
  • Metal type
    Stainless steel, Not sure
  • Detailed service needs
    need enclosure made for DIY commercial kitchen countertop appliance
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Details
    I'm building a chocolate tempering machine and I need to have an enclosure made. It's a straightforward six sided box with some cutouts, folds, and screw holes (down to 4mm diameter). I have an autocad drawing that outlines what I need, but would potentially need some input on a final design (it's been a while since I've used autocad and the first time I've spec'd something like this)
  • $2000
    Average price
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