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Torrance Scrap Metal Services

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Nery's Tree Service & Hauling
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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First of all, he was the most responsive and proactive about lining up the job. Being a business owner, I liked that initiative. Nery and his assistant were great! Showed up for the quote when he said he would and was on time for the job the following day. That alone speaks volumes. He lowered his original estimate 25% because the trees were a little smaller than what I had input into Thumbtack. I have all kinds of fancy landscape plants under my elm tree and he made sure none of them got smashed. Plus, he hauled away a big pile of junk (wood, metal, fencing) at the last minute for a very reasonable fee. I love Nery Ramirez. Don't tell my husband.

911EarthProject
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Tony responded quickly to my request for someone to haul away unwanted BBQs & other metal debris from our yard. We were pleased that even though he was coming from Orange County to Riverside, he communicated when he would arrive, showed up when he said he would & charged a very reasonable price to haul it away. We will share our experience with neighbors both Thumbtack & Tony Chiha & 911EarthProject.

  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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I needed two metal frame side gates repaired where the spot welds had given away. James was VERY responsive and arrived the same day EARLY. Super work, I would highly recommend him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Alfred is a creative problem solver. He communicates well, he is easy to work with, he has a wonderful "can do" attitude, and his work is excellent. He combined creativity and welding skills to solve a difficult door fitting problem (inside a heavy steel frame) that was holding up a remodel. The work was visually pleasing, and the city inspector was happy! I immediately asked Alfred to help with another project, and I was very pleased again. Alfred is my new go-to guy for all future welding or piping projects.

  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jay's Hauling came on time. Even though they brought a pickup truck, they knocked down wood cabinets and tables that would otherwise require a 20 yard roll up and hauled it off. They also called in a metal scrap hauler in minutes when I asked if they would pick up metal scrap. Called them a second time and they even swept the floor after picking up all the scrap.

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Balderas Services
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanda M.
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Punctual polite and professional ... Hauled my oversized metal antenna away in under an hour

Luna ornamental iron work
3.7
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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Jose and his crew did a beautiful job repairing and painting our wrought iron rear fence. They did a tremendous amount of prep, removing a lot of rust, filling pinholes from previous repair welds, filing / sanding / grinding, and getting everything down to smooth metal. That took days of patient, methodical work in the hot sun. It would have been very easy to cut corners, but his crew never did. I inspected daily (after they left) and their work was top notch. Working with Jose was pleasant and collaborative. Prior to beginning, we had a couple conversations about the posts rusting out. The previous owner had plugged them with plastic seals. Other iron guys had come out and recommended various other versions of plastic plugs. Jose suggested welding on some caps that he would cut from spare metal. This cost me near nothing. As such, it would have been easy to do a quick & dirty job because this was an extra and, really, who is going to get on a ladder and check out those caps? Well, I did and I took a picture of a cap in the middle of the job at one of the hardest to reach posts and you can see that the welds are clean. He primed, allowed a day for the primer to cure, then came back and painted. The results are flawless. I have no doubt that with the effort he put in this fence (which gets brutal sunlight every day, all day), I'll be just as happy 6 years from now. Use Jose and his guys with confidence that you'll get a top tier job.

prestige metal's welding
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff S.
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I wanted a stand for my aquarium. A google search led me to thumbtack. 30 minutes later, Jose was in my living room talking about my project with me. The next day, I have a completed steel stand exactly to my specifications. Great welds, accurate fabrication, and really fast. I have no complaints. I will work with Jose again very soon.

Mejor Exchange
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen A.
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I needed a quick response to an emergency situation requiring work to be done on the roof of a house to prevent rain intrusion into a metal chimney of a stand alone gas fireplace, in front of a major storm. The work was completed within hours of my request on the same day, and of high quality, and I could not be happier with the result.

Angelo J.
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The installation guys were polite, friendly and did a great job picking up every scrap of material created by the installation process. The door we selected was quite a bit thicker than their competitors as well, but the price was still fantastic. In addition to a beautiful new door, they installed a new keypad and repaired our existing opener. I highly recommend Corona Garage for your next garage door repair and/or replacement.

Recyclecology.com, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Priscilla W.
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The staff at Recyclecology was very professional. They called a few days ahead to confirm the pick up date, showed up on time and did exactly what they said they were going to do. They picked up all my unwanted e-scrap. Thank you!

Heavy Metal
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Philip R.
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I had a cross from the 1700's that had a arm damaged and the broken parts needed to be welded back on. Richard did such a fine job, you can even tell that the cross was ever broken. Richard also gave some great suggestions on how prep the cross prior to welding and after welding so that the chances of rust affecting the cross are minimal. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would do business with him again and I highly recommend him for your welding needs

Mike's Mobile Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Franz S.
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Mike fixed my metal double door driveway gate. The person that installed it botched the job and Mike came out and installed new hinges and realigned everything and got it working correctly. He was professional and charged a fair price. I highly repairs recommend him for any welding repairs.

Jacob T.
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He was very professional he also did a great job and was very well priced

Metal Heads Fabrication
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sam S.
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Frank was the best! He got the table turned around in a day and it was to exact spec. Looking forward to working with him more in the future.

  • 23 years in business
About

We offer custom metal fabrication, focusing on stainless steel. We serve residential and commercial clients. We do countertops, cabinets, sinks, shelving, railing, hand rails, etc. We have been in business since 1995, and we serve all of Los Angeles and the surrounding counties.

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Services we offer: - All sheet metal products - Seamless gutters - Flashing - Electrical boxes - Metal shelving - Metal cabinets - Duct work

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I'm a metal fabricator in Pasadena who has over 20 years of experience in working with all types of metal to create art objects and furniture props and model building and special effect projects that involve metal fabrication. I have an eye for detail and design. Call for quotes.

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I load and unload unwanted scrap metal and other miscellaneous trash, dirt, junk and items, from designated area as per customer request.

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We are a metal fabrication shop that does custom fence, security door, patios, and an array of other metal installations.

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We are specializing in drop ceiling and metal framing. We also do drywall patching and plastering, painting, stucco, roofing, and planning. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

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 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.

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.

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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