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Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? #5387923 03/28/20 01:24 PM
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This was on a Silverado PU so there is plenty of access to the pipes. Someone tried unsuccessfully to steal the catalytic converter. Looks like they used a chain cutter so the two cuts were clean but they didn't get all the way through on one side. Took it to a performance exhaust shop and the guy wanted to charge $150 to repair. I declined. Then $130. I told him $100 would be more than reasonable for two welds, so after talking to the boss he agreed. I thought even that was a bit much for 20-30 minutes of work, but what do you think?

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Seems a little rich, but if you don't have a repoire with them it's easy to pay over-the-counter list.

Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5387939 03/28/20 01:35 PM
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Man, you have so, so, so, so, so, many troubles....

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Originally Posted by Imp4
Man, you have so, so, so, so, so, many troubles....


At least I aint pushin an '01 Galant.

Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5387955 03/28/20 02:00 PM
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I think it was fair for the DC area.

Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5387957 03/28/20 02:02 PM
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That would be a $30 job here.


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Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5387967 03/28/20 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
This was on a Silverado PU so there is plenty of access to the pipes. Someone tried unsuccessfully to steal the catalytic converter. Looks like they used a chain cutter so the two cuts were clean but they didn't get all the way through on one side. Took it to a performance exhaust shop and the guy wanted to charge $150 to repair. I declined. Then $130. I told him $100 would be more than reasonable for two welds, so after talking to the boss he agreed. I thought even that was a bit much for 20-30 minutes of work, but what do you think?


I bet that didn't happen in the neighborhood where you stage your vehicle photos. $100 isn't too bad for the DC area if he did it right.


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Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5387969 03/28/20 02:19 PM
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The gentle little hollow which drains into the Hackensack River was home to a few older buildings. My welder, Rubin, was there.

Rubin's shop was my completely legitimate reason to not buy welding equipment. Sorry to say I let it prevent me from learning to weld.

Alas, the old settlement was completely raised to make a strip of 6 shops I never need.

$30 to $50 by the sound of your damage.

If I caught guys doing that to my vehicle....I'd be the bad guy. I'd be convicted of peddling their unrefrigerated organs to hospitals.

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Boy back in the day when I had a seat frame that was cracked, I took it to a radiator shop and for $20, they did the weld in a couple minutes. I suppose for $100, that's still the full retail price.

The real question is, is it a waste of $100 if the guy comes back to finish the job when he has the right tool?

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You seem to live in an expensive area so prices need to be higher than in Apple Valley Cali.


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Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: atikovi] #5388002 03/28/20 02:54 PM
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Well, the place I took it to was in a gritty older part of town but I know what you're saying.

Re: Was I charged a fair price for welding exhaust? [Re: Imp4] #5388004 03/28/20 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
Man, you have so, so, so, so, so, many troubles....


You mean I'm not the only one with problems? 😁


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I'd say 50 bucks is more than reasonable for 30 minutes.


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Not great by any standard but he didn't rob you blind either considering the area. JMHO


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Shop labor rates around here are $100+ per hour. Generally with an hour minimum
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