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Saint Louis Scrap Metal Services

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Rent A Vet Movers
from 369 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 736 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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Jr. and Laron we polite, personable and very hard workers. They had their work cut out for them, lots of stairs and heavy furniture and everything went perfectly. Thank you Rent A Vet Movers! Oh and the price could not be beat!!!

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Hamelman Welding LLC
from 52 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian H.
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The welder was very professional and presented himself well. He was efficient and timely and completed the project perfectly. He had the option to come to my home or bring the item to him. We had a metal. At stool that needed welding and chose to have him come to our house. The price was reasonable and fair. I would suggest and will use him again, if needed!

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Metro Area Enterprises Inc
from 42 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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David M.
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Prompt response and picked up scrap metal for free. Friendly service and quick to pick up. Would use them again.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie C.
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I needed a washer to be removed from my residence, and Heavy Metal Boys & Thunderbird were the first ones to promptly reply via Thumbtack. The price for the appliance removal was very reasonable especially given the company was based three hours south of my location. James was very professional and courteous on the phone and was able to set up a prompt pick up date. He arrived on time and ensured a quick and smooth process of removing the washer. I truly appreciated his and his company's professionalism and punctuality. Thank you, again!

J&M odd jobs
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
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We had machine parts and other metals to be picked up and disposed of. J&M called me the same day I requested the service and showed up that day to take away the material. I am very happy with them and will use them for our metals disposal.

from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl M.
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Came and picked up our scrap metal for a great price. Very professional.

Mister Cleans Maintenance
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Vikki S.
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very pleased with Mr. Cleans work. Landscaped my front yard. power washed my house, built railing for my steps(which he designed) removed scrap from my house and many other things that I have asked them to do. I would highly recommend Mr. Cleans

  • 22 years in business


Boss Metal Fabricators is a high-tech job shop, specializing in the fabrication of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and plastic. We offer superior service and computer-integrated manufacturing assistance in providing products on a just-in-time-basis. Unlike most sheet metal fabricators, Boss has more than one fabricating specialty and can provide stamping, punching, bending, welding, electrostatic painting and powder coating.

  • 38 years in business

We have competitive prices, always negotiable, We work with your finances. We do yard work, home repair, gutter and deck cleaning, painting, appliance repair and install, furniture repair and assembly, house-sitting, yard waste removal, scrap removal, basement clean outs, even grocery shopping -- just about anything that needs to be done around the house. Christian based values, honest, reliable.


I do it and if it seems a little off it gets done again until it is correct

  • 11 years in business

I offer lawn care. I remove all metals that you have and do power washing. I will be cleaning gutters and clean out basements and garages.


We do roofing and construction jobs. - Roofing - Siding - Gutters - Soffit and fascia windows - Many other exterior jobs We do many types of home energy installations also, such as radiant heat barrier in the attic or many types of insulation.

  • 3 years in business


We have a consortium of manufacturiers in the St. Louis, MO area


Good service at a good price quick pick up covers st Charles county area


We process metal plating for the aerospace industry. We do a wide variety of finishing: * alodine * anodize * cadmium * dry film * e-nickel * grit blast * mag particle * paint * prime * passivate * penetrant * vacuum * zinc


Quality products with umlimited list of materials that can be used. Metal products can be powder coated for a finish that can withstand weather and elements for years to come. Custom products. Signage with or without lighting.

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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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