# What does a meter welding cost?

## How do you calculate welding cost?

Power cost per hour = Input kilowatts x rate for kwh. Power cost/meter = Power cost per hour/ meter length of weld deposited in one arc hour. Power cost per Electrode = Power cost per hour/No. of electrodes consumed in one hour arc time.

## How much should I charge to weld?

For new welders, $15–$20 per hour is the average. Lower pricing is great if you’re just beginning and need experience. Once you have a few years of experience, you can begin charging between $20-$30 per hour. As you advance in years of experience, the rate rises.

## What do most welders charge per hour?

The national average hourly rate for welding services ranges from $65–$125, often with a minimum service fee to cover overhead and transportation. Most welding shops charge an hourly rate for services, particularly if they’re doing straightforward jobs or pipeline work.

## Why do welders drink milk?

The milk theory is based on the belief that when welders drink milk, the calcium in the milk will “saturate the body” and prevent the body from absorbing toxic heavy metals that can be found in welding fumes, such as cadmium.

## How many inches can a welder weld per day?

Welders can average 100 to 200 inches of weld per day. However, this all depends on setup time, prep time, the type of job you are welding, machine maintenance, cool downtime, and any rework you may have to do.

## How do you calculate welding?

The total area of the two red regions added together can be calculated using the formula 2t(tan b x t)/2 or t(tan b x t). The width of the weld cap, w, is given by W = 2(tan b x t) + g. The area of the excess weld metal is approximated by the formula (W x h)/2. The area provided by the root gap by g x t.

## How many feet can a welder weld in an hour?

We generally figure 10 feet an hour as a conservative number for shop welding. That accounts for easy and difficult work averaging out.