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Selma Welders

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  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
David A.
Verified review

Ron was great overall -- good communication and quality workmanship. I appreciated that, even when things seemed to get behind schedule, he took the time to "check in" with me regularly to let me know how the project was going. The final product, a gate for access to our side-yard, was nicely done -- the workmanship was much higher quality than anything I would have been able to complete on my own (my metalwork/welding skills are nonexistent). He had the integrity to keep receipts for the project to ensure that I understood the materials costs. If I'm looking for additional work along these lines, I'll definitely look to Ron again.

JK Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Juan K.
    Verified review

    Mr. Kanagui is a great welder with lots of experience. I worked under Mr. Kanagui at Flexon Welding in Tulare, CA. He is professional, creative, and very good at what he does!

    J. Manriquez Welding
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Joe S.
      Verified review

      I have known Jose Manriquez for 20 years. He worked for our company off and on as the workload allowed for it. He has tremendous experience and knowledge of his trade that was essential to our construction of industrial refrigeration systems. He also had a vast number of tools that made work easier. Jose was an employee with integrity, honesty, and always had the will to be a part of a team and get the job done. He worked with me on many jobs throughout the valley and I personally saw that in him everyday.

      Les' Pipe & Steel
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 72 years in business
      Herbert C.
      Verified review

      Good service provider in Piping, Welding, Welding Fabrication, Metal Fabrication, Steel, Steel Company, Steel Sales, Welding Company.

      About

      My business can handle your welding needs like wrought iron, fencing and custom work. I also do some construction and some light handy work.

      • 3 years in business
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      Quality work with 10 years of experiance

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      Custom items, vehicle, trailer repair and much more

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      I provide a mobile welding service. I am specializing in carbon and stainless steel pipe or structural steel. I will travel anywhere in the western states.

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      We do all types of welding, including auto, commercial, industrial and more. I have 20 years of welding experience. There is no job that is too small!

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      I can fix or build from scratch. No job is too big or too small. I can do everything, from pouring concrete to making ornamental metal. Call me for an estimate.

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      my work stands out from others because i take great pride in my work. I belive it;s a direct reflection of the person themselves.

      • 18 years in business
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      Mobile mig and stick welding, plasma cutting and torch services available, all types of custom fabrication. Gates, cars, construction, anything to do with steel.

      • 33 years in business
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      Services offered: - Welding and fabrication - All phases of welding and repair - Stainless steel, steel ,aluminum - Designing and installation of equipment - Pipe welding and ventilation designing - Truck frame repair and welding aluminum and steel - Transfer box rebuild and repair - Load bed rails, custom fabricated for easy low bed loading - Welding and fabrication advice 30 + years in business. Randy Winchester

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      I have 15 years of experience in the welding trade, and I recently put together a mobile welding rig to better accommodate customers.

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      I started out as a certified welder, then during summer months work as a welder got slow so I began trimming palm trees and cleaning up hauling off trash and even helping local residents move from house to house. I have a 1 ton dual flatbed and two trailers access to a car trolly as well.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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