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Old 02-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Hi all!

So, got my first Keg to make a conversion. I think I am just going to make it the HLT.

I think I have cutting the top part allright as well as the hole for the valve. The question is, I do not know how to weld.

I have found those fittings made by "Weld-be-Gone" and they looks very nice but are very expensive in my opinion. Are they a good deal or, could I build something like that myself, preferebly stainless steel? Or, should I just have this part of the process outsourced and welded?

The piece just looks way to simple to part out at Lowe's. All opinions are very much appreciated!

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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If you don't know welding, and don't want to pay for someone else to, you can buy weldless fittings. They're supposed to work pretty well. There's another thread about them in general, I am using it to find the ones I'll want. They mention several good sites to order parts online:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-weldless-electric-herms-build-102464/

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:50 PM   #3
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I'd like to have welded fittings, but don't know anyone that can weld stainless. I'm very happy with my weldless stuff. Great prices at Bargain Fittings (run by a fellow HBT member).

I suggest looking at Bobby M's kettle cutting video on YouTube. Worked great for me.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies!

So, if the weldless fittings are good to go, I might as well just get them. I did find the member's site that has the fittings and they are significantly less than the "Weld-Be-Gone" product. $25 less!

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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Ask around motorcycle shops and racing shops. Also ask your LHBS. Someone is bound to know a TIG welder who knows their stuff. I don't know where you're located, but I know a few good welders in Dallas, TX.

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