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Tacoma Scrap Metal Services

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Proman Services
4.8
from 399 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 571 hires on Thumbtack
Nick K.
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We are so glad we hired Jorge and Cecilia to clean our metal roof and gutters. They were prompt, efficient, and thorough. I really appreciated how Jorge took before and after pictures on his phone to show me what it looked like since I am not able to get up on the roof to see. We look forward to contacting Proman again in the future, they were great!

Always Hauling
4.8
from 396 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 588 hires on Thumbtack
Ivette J.
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We called John to haul some scraps of metal and junk. He offered to come over in 20 min! Was efficient and gave us a good rate! Great service and very professional, would definite use again.

Junk it!
4.8
from 187 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
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Wow, amazing service and amazing owner and employee - both Karl and Ron, very polite, very patient (we had a huge garage stuffed with things from 16 years ago - a real mess, including lots of rat droppings, but luckily, no rat seen today!). Karl and Ron were so patient while we looked thru the darned boxes (40? maybe more), so we could see if contents were to keep or toss out (and they even pointed out things we tossed in error - like our dau's college diploma)! We had bookcases, metal filing cabinets, desks, credenza, old chairs from the office, etc. A full truck load was taken to the dump, and when they returned from that dump run, we unexpectedly asked for a second dump run to clear up the two decks/patios, potted plants, gross slimy statuary, really heavy metal fire pit, old broken lawn chairs, a rusty barbecue and gross tables. Neither Karl nor Ron even blinked, although this added another 3/4 truck load, and another dump run! And, another 1.5 hours of work for them. Both were very happy to do it. Then, we asked them to move our sofa from the family room to the living room (where they had removed the recliner sofa to the dump). That sofa is a sofa bed and weighs a LOT, the house is old with narrow doors, they did it in just a few minutes and made it look easy! This was not part of the job, but added service just because we asked. VERY accommodating! We also had household items to remove and they were so strong and agile - they got the huge recliner sofa out over the deck railing, and knew how to break it apart. they removed the heavy-as-concrete trundle bed with ease. We could not even move that thing across the room due to how heavy it was! There was nothing we asked that either man felt they could not handle with ease. This is a high quality business and I promise you will not be disappointed with Karl and his employee, Ron.

Bixno Handy LLC
4.7
from 190 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 234 hires on Thumbtack
EC A.
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Nolan was able to come to my house on the same day as my inquiry. I needed a new kitchen sink faucet installed to replace a broken one. I was able to disassemble the existing fixture but there was a particular rusted out bolt that I could not undo. Nolan came the next day and was able to remove the bolt and install the new plumbing fixture all under an hour. He is a professional and I enjoyed his method of working; I got a kick out of how he electronically documents the steps involved and posting on Instagram – modern day tech! I will definitely use his services again in the future and don’t hesitate to use him. Based on his cool website, I knew he was going to be a good choice!

Doerksen Handyman
4.8
from 149 reviews
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Carol F.
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Dennis was on time, courteous and efficient. We had him pick up old appliances and miscellaneous scrap metal.

Budget Hauling
4.4
from 147 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
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A couple of hours late, but great communication. They called in plenty of time to warn us. They hauled everything right away, were courteous and through. I was a bit concerned that they did not have any plans to manage the sizeable amount of scrap metal in our load beyond throwing it in the landfill - but that was never discussed prior to their coming to pick it up and beyond the scope of our contract.

B&M Construction
4.5
from 100 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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Needed to extend plumbing vents through a metal roof on a rainy day. They knocked it out quickly.

M.L. Gray Remodeling
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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We could not be happier with Marvin and his work! We hired him for 3 projects: 1) Install bath fan - completed perfectly and with ease! 2) Complete assembly of a sit/stand desk - also completed perfectly and with ease. 3) The major project, fixing a wood rot problem at our front door threshold. We live in a Manufactured Home and they built it with a horrible design at the front door/bay window area. This took the skills of an artist, metal worker and carpenter. We cannot believe we found 1 person with all those skills! He had to design the whole thing and it was VERY complicated and unusual. We could not be happier with the result. No more water problems! We will be hiring Marvin for MANY more projects!

  • 12 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Gail H.
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When they finished my industrial bannisters they were exactly what I had imagined. I had 3 bids, they were the best but they also gave me about 60 colors to choose from for the metal and the other Companies only gave me about 6 and said they could not do any other colors. I will try to get photos put up, I am waiting for the handrail going down my second stairs.

ProWeld
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Brook P.
Verified review

David did excellent work doing a custom metal rail for my deck as well as a side gate. David works fast (the slower part is the powder coating). Be very specific, give pictures, and measure everything! Very happy. Now I just need to get my boards put in the empty rails.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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John was very prompt in his response and picked up our scrap metal the day I called him. He showed up with a helper, but because one item was heavy, my husband had to help load it on his truck. We also rerolled the wire fencing in order to fit on his truck. Other than that, everything went well. Nice folks.

2500 Degrees
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peter F.
Verified review

Rick is a very skilled and competent metal worker that has done two jobs for me. Both turned out great and I highly recommend his services.

metal designer
2.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

Arrived on time, and did a great job. I will call him again when a mobile welder is needed.

About

We can provide help in all sorts of ways, from hauling debris to the local dumps and removing broken appliances to picking up large items and so on. Do you have any questions? Just give us a call.

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We provide maintenance, duct cleaning, repair, system upgrades and replacements, as well as 24-hour emergency services on heating and cooling equipment for both residential and commercial facilities. We are a local, third-generation, family-owned, full-service heating and cooling company that has been providing handcrafted quality since 1937. We are Better Business Bureau accredited and fully vested for your satisfaction. We have earned Trane's Comfort Specialist status. More than 98% of our customers said they would do business with us again and recommend us to others. We have a randomly tested, drug-free workplace with factory-trained employees. We offer flexible financing options on system upgrades or replacements, from 12 months same as cash to conventional long-term options for low payments. We also provide custom sheet metal fabrication for a variety of projects. There is no project too large or small. From magnet boards, drain pans, and flashing to custom ductwork, chimney caps, and even classic car parts replication, the experts in our shop are happy to help.

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G&S is a one-man operation doing one job at a time with professional and customer satisfaction always in mind. I have over 30 years of experience in weld repair and custom fabrication of all sorts of metals.

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We install rain gutters and downspouts on residential and commercial buildings. We also do gutter repairs and cleaning. If you are looking for gutter protection, we have an affordable solutions for keeping fir needles and debris from clogging gutters. With over thirty years of experience, you can count on us to do a great job. Thank you, Jim Jensen Owner

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I do removal of all metals: iron, metal, aluminum, and copper; and construction cleanup. I also do removal of any debris.

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Scrap or junk metal is hauled away free. No fee? Yes, it's free! We haul all unwanted metal of any kind, all the way down to rusty nails. Note: there is an $18 fee for fridge/freezer recycle; please inquire. (Sorry, we cannot scrap; we have to recycle at appliance store/federal law.) I will haul all of your unwanted scrap/junk metal, i.e.: old appliances (stoves, washer and dryers, etc.), also all radiators, household water heaters, mufflers, catalytic converters, engine blocks, steel, tin, copper, aluminum, old junk cars, motor homes, and so on. We haul it away at no charge at all (again, fridges/freezer removal fee applies). Most Kitsap areas only are offered the free rate. Please, I have to have a 24-hour notice for pick-up. Call me today for removal of your unwanted junk/scrap metal lying around; get rid of some of that junk and rusty metal stuff lying around your property, and do some cleaning today! Call today and ask for Dwayne; thanks. My daughter and I appreciate your business in this economy. Have a great day!

  • 11 years in business
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I recycle metals. I get it done, and I'm gone, no mess. I also roof. I just want to work. I can do it all; if I don't know it, my partner does.

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We pick up metal and appliances for free! We pick up the following: * Car Batteries * Washing Machines * Water Heaters * Copper Wire * Car Parts * Cast Iron Tubs * Brass We also do junk removal, and we offer very affordable rates. We also offer moving labor. We can move stuffs around in your home. No job is too small!

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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