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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:11 PM

Sorry to hear about this Brian. Nail em to the wall if you can. This crap is just so terrible.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:31 PM

When something like this happens to you or someone you know--there IS a feeling of being violated-. A chop saw was stolen from me a while back and I was so mad for so long I boobie-trapped the place with 2 pressure tanks filled with coyote urine controled by a trip wire and an old fashioned bear trap of 1/4" SS wire controlled by a 2 HP motor.

Friends would stop in the drive to be sure everything was safe to come in..:bigrofl:

I wasn't interested in cameras or cops. I wanted a little "chat" with that guy.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Sorry too about your shop being broken into and all the tools and equipment stolen , do you have serial #s for any of the equipment ? Might help if it shows up for sale some time , Al

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Sorry to here of your loss Brian.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Holy (censored), that sucks so bad, when the times get hard the filth comes out to steal, i hope to god you catch then or find out who did it, i would not know what to do, stealing, god ! i can not belive im breathing the same air these (censored) are breathing.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 09:56 PM

Thanks Everyone for the words of support. It's been quite a day, from the phone call this morning to seeing all the equipment gone. As Daniel posted earlier, our so-called insurance doesn't cover contents from theft. Dad and I are into the second week of a major project for our shop, with nothing to work with. Called my good friend at our welders supply house, he owns the place, and he is going to sell us 1 new wire welder and a new plasma machine at his costs plus 5% which is a lot of discount to his mormal rate of profit. He is also going to spread it out over 3 months bills for us. Atleast we will be done with the project and be able to pay off what we have left and pick up anther welder and some of the other pieces we lost.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:07 PM

I'm glad that your friend and supplier is going to help you out. That's truly a blessing!
The more that I've thought about this, the more I agree with what the others have said. This smells like an inside job to me. A thief wouldn't take the time to steal all of the consumables. Fabrication is near and dear to my heart and I'm familiar with many of the particular machines and equipment that you listed. Those torches alone are $300/each let alone the bottles, hoses and gauges! You'll be in my prayers for an adequate solution to this issue!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Brian, im sorry to hear of your situation. I hope they find out who did broke into your place.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:21 PM

They took off all the bottles and left them, I guess they must have known that they are very traceable. They did even take heavy power cords (220/440Volt) that we made up to let us move the machines all around the shop. It's like they are going to set up a shop, because they took everything they would need to do any fab. job. They just need an empty shop and a gas vender..

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:26 PM

If you have a decent officer working with you on this, you might ask him to call the local Gas suppliers and ask them to report any new accounts that order what was left behind.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thanks Alan, I did that myself this morning, while they were still taking the reports. I called all the suppliers within 75 miles of the shop.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:44 PM

:ditto:on checking for any new gas accounts being set up around the tri-county area. They will slip up eventually. Sorry for your loss for i to have been violated the same way. Take plenty of pics' and hide some kind of personal I.D. on your equipment for the police, it helps take away any doubts Randy.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Sorry to hear this Brian

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:48 PM

Hey Brian, sorry to read about your loss. I've been robbed before and it leaves you with an empty feeling. Just a thought, you might start watching the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Craigslist for your stuff. Sounds like they knew what they wanted and how long they could be there without being detected. Also had about the same luck with insurance only with a frozen water pipe the burst and ran for several days while we were gone. They claimed I didn't provide adequate heat, blah, blah, blah. One more time, sorry ole buddy and wish you the best. PS: Get a BBFD.......Big Bad F$#%&@g Dog.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 01:00 AM

Brian, sorry to hear this happend. But, in time youll barely remembered what happend

Maybe Jose loaded it all with his Ingersoll Rand backhoe lol




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