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Old 10-03-2010, 07:30 AM   #1
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Looking for a Welder's advice

A weld on my lift for my truck broke the other day. The lift is rated for 350lbs and I weigh 230lbs, what causes a weld to break? What do I need to tell the company in order to get the cost of getting it re-welded refunded to me. Luckily I found a local guy that came to my house and only charged $50, which I thought was more than reasonable for an onsite Saturday call, so I gave him $60. The lift had a 1 year warranty, but I believe it is for the mechanical portion, I need to read through it. But shouldn't the company be liable for this? Had this happened when I was elevated I would have fallen. A weld I thought was supposed to be stronger than the steel itself. Any advice is appreciated.

Here are the broken pic's.


And here is the re-weld.


This is what it's supposed to look like.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

Now I'm no professional here but I think you need a new scale!
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

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Now I'm no professional here but I think you need a new scale!
This is exactly why I hate Scotty!
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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Now I'm no professional here but I think you need a new scale!
Damn... beat me to the punch line... that was my first thought. Good one!
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:59 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

I'm looking for serious input dickheads. This is my freaking freedom we're talking about, so have a nice tall frosty glass of STFU Juice!
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

Ok... you want serious input....

from your pics it looks like the original weld was a shitty weld to begin with and didn't really get full penetration. It looks as if the re-weld is a better weld. I would contact the company and show them these pics and let them pay for it.
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

and be prepared to hear, "you have voided your warranty" from the mfg'er. But the new weld is better looking. I would have had him to check all the welds. Waiting on Cappy 's input since he invented welding
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Re: Looking for a Welder's advice

I agree with Gary. I have a old 225 buzz box. Bro Jack has a Hobart handler. What one would you use?

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225 buzz box !
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That's a cold weld. Terrible penetration. Hopefully the welder ground away all of the old weld filler before rewelding...
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