Originally Posted by ob1coby
I understand. He is not requiring payment, but he is a friends I want to give him something. If not cash what do you think.
I would suggest something personal. Is there a service that you can provide for him? Can you buy him lunch on you next river trip? My guess is that he did this out of friendship so return with friendship. Unless hes poor. Then cash is nice. He probably had $20 bucks in hidden costs like equipment wear, electricity, wire, and such. Welding is not cheep. But it sounds like you have a good friend.