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Union City Scrap Metal Services

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JP Moving Services
4.7
from 816 reviews
  • 1255 hires on Thumbtack
Dennen H.
Verified review

Always a pleasure working with Jiri and his crew. He's super helpful and has handled unforeseen challenges well (sorry about the solid metal table!)

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Chaohui W.
Verified review

David is a very nice and responsible guy. I find him on the website. He is a genius in installing doors. I need a patio door exchanged. After we talked over the phone, he set my reservation immediately. It was the next day David came to my house to measure the door size and accompanied me to choose a very nice patio door. On the day the door was delivered, David spent the whole day installing my patio door. As you know, the patio door is both large and heavy, only the skilled man can install it perfectly. David did it!! He carefully checked the strike plate and the metal piece on the jam where the door latched to make sure it is not too low or too high. David also checked the hinges to look for uneven lines. The gaps all around the door were same all the way. We can’t see any imperfection about David’s work. My patio door was finally installed beautifully. I love my patio door so much that I can’t thank David any more. The price for installing the door is very reasonable. In the end, David gave us free lubricant, paint, brushes, stain marker, etc. David also came and helped clean the patio the other day, for which I appreciated a lot. David is a responsible man for installing doors, if you have any kind of doors for installing, don’t miss such a good man.

BAYPRO Junk Removal Services
4.8
from 240 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 365 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda L.
Verified review

Reliable, easy to communicate, friendly and on-time. It'll be better if the confirmed price in the beginning did not change even we added couple small items considerably we worked very hard to break down everything to make the Junk Removal easier for you, no big heavy stuffs except medium weight 2 mini fridges and metal rack which mentioned before your beginning quote and conversation on the phone. The $20 more on final price is still ok, and still appreciate the help. We'll give more business to you later from different areas though, please keep in mind that do not change the quote price if there is not too much change:-)

  • 6 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
Verified review

Mounted TV in our room. Purchased all necessary parts and returned after first visit to complete a difficult job (our wall had metal paneling which got in the way). Very happy with result!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Cody D.
Verified review

Ricardo did good work. He came in and fixed our disposal after fishing out a metal knife. He was here for 15 minutes, and the cost was pricier than the original proposal. A bit on the pricey side overall, but he left us with a working disposal.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra F.
Verified review

We had some scrap metal chicken/deer wire fencing and Dolores was quick to respond to my email request and showed up within a couple hours after we spoke to haul it away! Excellent service!! Will call Dolores again for any future needs!

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam R.
Verified review

Vyron showed up when promised and picked up all of the scrap metal I had after removing a flue and fireplace. He left the area clean and spotless. Vyron was polite, quick, and very reasonable. I would definitely hire him again for my next job. Many thanks.

  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Boris P.
Verified review

Carlos is very responsible person.In time! Well done job. Thank you very much for moving three freezers and metal desk out!!!

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Handyman & Painter
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rashmi R.
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Mark was prompt in responding to my query on Thumbtack. I needed a floating shelf installed in my living room and he brought some metal nails with him as they hold the shelf better than the plastic hooks/nails the shelf came with. He also got the stuff he needed to fix one kitchen drawer. I found him a little on the expensive side but he did travel a long distance and bought the stuff needed to fix things, I guess it was justifiable. He was prompt in responding to my texts to schedule and re-schedule his visit which I liked. He knew what he was doing. I'd hire him again.

Weld Pro
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Angela E.
Verified review

I had a job that needed to be completed before Christmas and am so very happy that Barry was the first person to respond. I had a heavy and big reclaimed beam that I wanted to "float" above my fireplace. It was a little bit of a complex engineering feat and thankfully Barry had come up with a perfect design to hold the weight of the beam and get the look that I was after. He customized the metal brace and was able to seamlessly recess the beam into the wall so that it looks like it's always been there. He, and his assistant, were able to come out the next day and complete the job in under 2 hours. They were awesome!! I will definitely work with them again.

  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jason E.
Verified review

Dustin was great. He took the CAD drawings I created and turned them into reality very quickly (1 week turnaround). I now have 4 box-frame metal legs for the table I was building.

Brothers Welding
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
Verified review

Jose was able to do exactly as I asked (welding). It required some creativity to solve an issue with a metal gate and he was able to resolve. I'd recommend him for any welding job.

Dark Metal Machine Works
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Luis A.
Verified review

I called Dark Metal and left a message. I was glad to have received a call back right away. I spoke with Joseph and when he came out to provide a quote, I showed him where I needed a custom cover to be placed over the hole where I have a sump pump. The open hole was a safety hazard. Joseph provided a very reasonable quote and, delivered the well crafted cover in a matter of days. Overall, it was great workmanship at a great price. I'll add that Joseph was great to work with too! A vey nice guy. I highly recommend Dark Metal Machine Works. -Luis A in Alameda

American Choice Van Lines
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alima T.
Verified review

It was an excellent moving and I hope I will collaborate with them again because American Choice Van Lines Movers did an incredibly good job for us. The company is reliable and works with a contract. This way I got moved from New Mexico to California for the initial price and within 5 days, all I can say it was outstanding. The price was a fixed and agreed price which would not change and American Choice Van Lines proved its capability in metal. I would not hesitate to recommend American Choice Van Lines to all people looking to move with ease.

FMS Metal Works
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marc C.
Verified review

Matt at FMS Metal Works did a fine job from the start of the process of contacting me regarding the potential job to providing me with the proper paperwork for a job quote. The end product/project was more than satisfactory. Compared to the other bids I received from Thumbtack app he was very professional in promptly returning email/phone calls about the potential job. There were some welding vendors that did not return my inquiries about the possible project and one that wanted to start the job on the spot that day of the job quote without any type of job contract or he was not gonna do it at all. Be careful about vendors that do not want to provide you with a job estimate that both parties can agree on. Overall experience with FMS metal works was good. Will definitely do business again for future welding projects.

Fusion Metal Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Stephanie B.
Verified review

Brian installed a gate in our yard so our dog had a separate run. He was very professional and we love the design he came up with to work around an exsisting deck. We’d definitely work with Brian again and recommend him to everyone we know.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
Verified review

Mark Miller and his team were great to work with. Thorough, concise and prompt. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.

Professional Iron Works
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
Verified review

Polite, professional and willing to do anything extra to complete a quality job.

Chubbyz Junk Removal

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
About

we dont charge for removal of metals or reusable working items.we only charge for garbage dump fee if necesary...

Flowstyleliving

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am a maker, a designer, and a fabricator. * Soldering * Electromechanical assembly I provide custom fabrication of the following: * wood * metal * plastics

    Vaida Metals Sculpting

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Using all types of metal, Vaida creates contemporary and organic forms that are functional and sculptural pieces of art. Keeping his clients' personal aesthetics in mind, Vaida works to understand how his designs will be used and where they will be placed. Personality, function, and surroundings are key elements for designing pieces that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Please contact Jamie Vaida, metal sculptor, with your private, commercial or public project commissions. Vaida works on steel, copper, brass, bronze and stainless.

      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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