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2000grad 05-30-2014 09:54 AM

Welding question
 
I had a piece of a lawn mower (a wheel that was welded to a base that was raised and lowered on a riding lawn mower) that came off. It seem to me that is was welded to the piece I described in the parantheses. Is there any way that a welder would come to my house and weld that piece back on my lawnmower?

FlorenceCock 05-30-2014 10:56 AM

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I am sure you could get someone to do it but for them to come out to your house with a mobile rig and do that would cost several hundred dollars. It would be best if you could just find someone you know that has a mig welder in their garage and take it to them.

2000grad 05-30-2014 11:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by FlorenceCock (Post 4170122)
I am sure you could get someone to do it but for them to come out to your house with a mobile rig and do that would cost several hundred dollars. It would be best if you could just find someone you know that has a mig welder in their garage and take it to them.

I have no way to transport my lawnmower. I reckon I need to find a way

nicstockman 05-31-2014 08:25 AM

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Home Depot truck rental.

2000grad 05-31-2014 09:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nicstockman (Post 4171179)
Home Depot truck rental.

Is it reasonable?

JaxcockFL 05-31-2014 11:18 AM

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First...make some calls to welding shops to see how much a visit would be before you go renting trucks and all. Make the decision based on the cost of a visit vs the cost and time of renting a truck and moving your LM yourself. Maybe even calling a LM repair shop. It may end up easier replacing the part that may be bolted in another location than to weld.

Gamecocks1137 05-31-2014 10:33 PM

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This is the exact reason why you learn to do these things yourself. I know it is not easy, time constraints etc, but it saves money in the long run.

johnnyb 05-31-2014 10:38 PM

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how flat is your lawn? if you have a fairly flat and level yard they you will prob never notice it gone, its an anti-scalp wheel, it just picks up the deck to keep it from scalping high spots in the lawn, it shouldnt normally carry any weight.


looks something like this? except welded instead of bolted on?
http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/upl...deck-wheel.jpg

ccured 06-01-2014 08:37 AM

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Duct tape

ccured 06-01-2014 08:38 AM

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But in all seriousness johnnyb is right it shouldn't carry weight and might only be necessary on slope in your yard

gamecock88 06-01-2014 09:09 AM

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Don't take the entire mower to a welder, take the deck off. It will most likely fit into most cars and SUVs. Mobile welders are common and simple too.

cocky0 06-01-2014 09:42 AM

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If this thing doesn't bear any or much weight, you could just buy a tube of JB-Weld and do a little jury-rigged patching.

2000grad 06-01-2014 05:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamecocks1137 (Post 4172224)
This is the exact reason why you learn to do these things yourself. I know it is not easy, time constraints etc, but it saves money in the long run.

Well, I don't have time to go to welding school...this is not like painting a room


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