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Poway Scrap Metal Services

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from 127 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Steve was an awesome individual! He was punctual, professional, and removed a large metal commercial roll up door that needed to be cut up and taken away. He's my solution to these projects from now on for sure! Don't setttle for anything less hire the best!

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Denise T.
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Jose and his crew showed up on time, in fact they were early. They were ready to work and did an excellent job of extracting a truck load of backyard junk, including scrap wood, bricks, etc. They cleaned the area quite nicely. I would recommend Jose.

lovato's cheap junk hauling
from 64 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Laree S.
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We had some old furniture, scrap metal and other yard waste that needed to be hauled off. Roger got back to me within minutes of sending the estimate request. After sending him the pictures and communicating back and forth, we set up a time for the very next morning. Roger and Matt showed up on time and were extremely nice, professional (and strong) guys. They loaded everything up quickly and efficiently! A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I couldn't be any happier with our experience. I highly recommend Roger and his crew!

juan Domínguez
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Holly H.
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Juan was a good communicator. He arrived on time and revised the bid based on the job specifics and some thoughtful advice. He was meticulous, polite and professional. My job originally entailed staining 3 custom gates. Juan suggested sanding the metal and repainting the metal decorative work, as well. I am really glad we both stained the wood and repainted and sanded the metal work. The gates look fantastic.

Fabrication Solutions
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
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Great work, quick reasonable..... Repair of steel gate that rusted

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Smith Metalworks
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy R.
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Metalworks did an excellent job on the railing they installed for me. They were even able to start the job sooner than anticipated. The rail is beautiful & sturdy. They came in did the job and cleaned up afterwards. I watched as they precisely measured every step of the way. If I ever need railing work again, or any metal work, they will be the first ones I call.

JB Welding
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired JB Welding to build a custom metal liquor cabinet which was designed on site based on my current needs. I didn't need the cabinet quickly so my timeframe worked out well with Jim since he works out of a garage with limited space. I am very happy with the end product even though it came in more expensive than originally quoted. My only advice would be that if any changes are made during the build process,

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Edward C.
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I found Ivan on OfferUp. He's definitely a great welder and did a great job on my project. I had Ivan weld "rock sliders" for my Toyota 4Runner. He's very experienced and knowledgeable in metal work and I would recommend him to others!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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I saw online metal roses and thought it would be nice to give out as presents for Mother’s Day. At first I thought that a welder wouldn’t want to do the job considering it wasn’t a big project. Daniel didn’t mind at all and was willing to help me. He explained how they would look and even gave me the option of getting them painted whatever color I wanted for no extra charge. My mother and sister where happy since they had never seen a rose made out of aluminum. Now they have a rose to keep forever and now I have found my go to guy for any custom needs. You won’t be disappointed with Daniel’s work. He’s very reliable and reasonably priced.

Continental Custom Iron
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peter F.
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CCIron worked with me to create a contemporary interior stair railing. Work was done in a timely manner and looks great. I definitely recommend CCIron for metal work

DelTiempo Home Improvements
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Larry L.
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Jaime fabricated a custom gate and hinges for me and I couldn't be happier with the results. His welds are perfect and I would recommend him for any fabrication or metal work job.

The Valley Forge
from 3 reviews
    Naomi U.
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    My father has a rare talent that I have never seen in any one person before. He takes these scraps of metal and creates such beauty. It is truly a remarkable thing to witness! I am so pleased that he is finally revealing the gifting he has to bless others with his creativity and craftsmanship. You will truly be amazed at what comes out of the fire at The Valley Forge!

    from 1 review
      David D.
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      Prompt, courteous and professional. They showed up on time, did the work as promised at the price quoted. Recommend and will use them again.

      • 12 years in business

      40 years experience in metal fabrication and welding. Stainless, copper, aluminum, mild steel. Specializing in new/existing/custom commercial/residential construction. E-mail me with your questions. For all your metal fabrication needs.


      If you ever wanted to learn how to weld, we teach welding, MIG and TIG as well as basic fabrication. We also do small jobs.


      We are a Veteran owned small start up business offering Mobile Welding and Metal Fabrication/Welding at our shop location in Oceanside. We specialize in Stainless Steel Welding and Fabrication and provide welding, metal fabrication, polishing, finishing of all alloys. We provide the highest quality welding around! If it's Metal, We Can Do It! If you can't come to us, we come to you!


      I do all sheet metal jobs big and small, from rain gutters to flashing roofs and windows to every sheet metal needs, just call.


      I provide a mobile welding service that caters to all customers: homeowners, industrial and commercial businesses, construction, as well as ground-up custom fabrication.


      We do metal stud framing, and we also hang drywall, tape and texture and paint. We can also clean the whole property when needed. We are dependable and reliable.


      40 years experience in metal fab and welding. Custom work available as well as repairs. For all your fabrication and welding needs just text.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How does a welder work?

      A welder is person who works (typically) with metal. Welding can be done with a wide variety of metals including aluminum, wrought iron, stainless steel, carbon steel and galvanized steel. A welder uses extreme heat to meld together metal pieces to repair or create metal structures. Welding is used for automotive, structural, plate, decorative, pipe, restoration and other metalwork projects. Some items that are made by welding are custom fences, metal gates, interior decorative metalwork, and safety features such as window bars or safety gates for children or pets. The average national cost for welding services ranges from $100 to $150, although pricing can be higher depending on project scale and whether the cost of the metal is included. Hourly rates for welding services can range from $65 to $125. Welders may have a minimum service fee, especially if they are performing the work at your location. Welding can be dangerous work without the proper safety equipment, so welders work with protective masks and body coverings to prevent damage to their vision or skin. Some examples of welding repairs could be $25-$30 for tacking together small items (such as patio chairs), or $35-$100 for larger repairs on metal furniture. Bigger projects, such as a baby gate to seal off the top of a staircase, could cost $550-$750. This price would include one full day of metal cutting, one full day of welding and construction, one to one and a half full days of grinding and painting, and a few hours of installation.

      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 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.

      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.

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