Cast Iron Repair

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This is part of an exhaust manifold off of a large CAT generator.  It was cracked in the crotch of the “Y”.  We ground out the crack to the full depth of the material then started welding the crack back up.

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The repair was completed to the satisfaction of our customer and no leaks were reported.  We do not have  an oven so this cast iron was welded slowly and in a way that protected the piece from over heating.

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Excavator Bucket Repair

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The wear plates on this bucket were obviously worn.  The way the wear bars were installed from the factory was not the best way.  When the bars are installed parallel with the flow of the material they do not protect bucket well.

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We removed the damaged wear bars and installed new wear bars perpendicular to the flow of material.  The reason this configuration is better is the dirt (in this case) will get caught between the the bars and protect the bucket bottom.  The material then is wearing against the hardened wear bars and dirt.

Pipe Fabrication

A wye we fabricated in our shop

We could do this kind of work all day, we really enjoy working with pipe.

Pipe fabrication takes a different set of skills than structural fabrication and we thrive in the challenge.

A couple of wyes and a spool

We welded the pipe using a dual shield wire – E71T-1 – one of the easiest wires to use in a shop setting.  It is termed “dual shield” because it uses both a shielding gas and flux which is inside the tubular wire.

Structural Steel Erecting in Sacramento

Some of you may guess the small building we are working on.  I’ll give you a hint – you can see the color of the joist used for this auto parts store.

Dan and Karl shook the deck out and tacked down in one day.

We came back about 1-1/2 months after we finished the deck to install these two awnings.

 

Welding on a Lattice Cell Tower

The rusted looking areas are the locations we need to weld

This is the base of one of the legs of a three legged tower we worked on in May, 2012.  This tower is in Fortuna, CA just south of Eureka.  The weather was very nice for working when I was there, overcast and cool.  However, when Dan was there they couldn’t work one of the days due to rain and wind.  All the welding was done using flux core wire, E70T-8.

 

Aluminum Bar Stool Repair

A local high end outdoor living retail store contacted us about repairing a piece of furniture they sold a couple of years ago.  The manufacture would not warranty the piece any more.

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The aluminum bar stool came to us in four pieces.

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We were able to put it back together for less then half the cost of a new piece.

This opened the door to a new customer, the outdoor furniture store has since sent us a couple of other small aluminum repair projects.  This is the way we grow, satisfying one customer at a time.

Cell Tower Modification in Modesto

On this cell tower we added 12 gussets to the base plate of the tower and reinforced the port holes.

This was the easy side to get to

The gussets are about 6″ wide at the base and approximately 14″ tall.

I had to make like a mole to get in this hole

Sometimes half the battle is getting to where you need to be and then to see the joint that needs to be welded.