I'm starting to get parts together to build a MT using a rectangular cooler and copper manifold. Should I buy soldering the copper pieces together or will it be better to just put them together and not permanently solder them?
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Both. Solder together some connections, but not all of them. This will give you more structure, but still allow you to take apart and clean. If you can end up with 4-5 pieces when it is taken apart, it will make your life much easier.