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ddlr25 03-27-2012 05:37 PM

Leaking Thermowell
 
I crimped the end of a piece of stainless steel tubing in my vise for a thermowell project I am working on, but it is still not air tight. Can I snip a piece of lead free solder and drop it down the tubing and then heat the end of the tubing over a propane burner? Do I need to drop flux down the tubing first?

I don't have a torch or I would attempt to solder on the outside of the crimp. Thanks!

wyzazz 03-27-2012 05:41 PM

You need to use flux made for Stainless Steel like Harris Stay Clean Liquid Flux. But otherwise it should work.


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