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Old 06-04-2019, 03:14 PM
Eric Trulson Eric Trulson is offline
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record (we already yell at you enough about learning to weld ), these two jobs are eminently do-able by yourself, would probably take about 2-3 hours total.

Replacing the controller is just a matter of marking and disconnecting the wires connected to the existing controller, swapping in the new controller, and re-connecting the wires. Replacing the element wire will either mean pulling out the existing element and laying in a replacement, or doing Pete's "find the break, torch it till both ends are red-hot, twist together with pliers" trick.

If you really want to have someone else do it, Jordan Kube and Chuck Lopez are the two good techs I know of offhand in your area, and I'm pretty sure they both accept freelance work occasionally. Expect to pay some kind of reasonable premium to get them to come out to your shop for such a small job.
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