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Old 04-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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you need an acid-based flux for soldering stainless steel. regular plumbing flux wont work here.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #12
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Use this kit, all you need is propane or mapp gas.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #13
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With the Welding Spud do you still need to flare the holes? I just don't see that there would be room for too much of a flare..

Anyone have pictures of a welding spud installed and finished up?

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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Hey One Hoppy Guy...
Is that a thrust bearing you put on your "keg tool"?

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #15
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No flare on the spud, Ill take a pic in a little bit and put one up.

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #17
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Can you use standard flux with this or do you need to purchase liquid flux for it? Any of you guys have a easy how to instructions for this. I am new to the world of soldering and a friend let me borrow his torch and such. Any help is much appreciated.
As stated above you can use Stay Clean liquid flux. If you read through the thread One Hoppy Guy mentioned you'll get an idea of how things are soldered on. Rough up the fitting you're soldering and the surface to be soldered, wet both of them down with the flux and drop a ring of solder on the fitting/pot. Start heating up the fitting and the solder will melt and begin to flow. Once it's wicked all the way through the fitting remove the heat and let the pot sit for 5-10mins. Then do a leak test to ensure everything worked. If you're heading to NE Ohio anytime soon I'll be happy to solder a fitting on for you.

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With the Welding Spud do you still need to flare the holes? I just don't see that there would be room for too much of a flare.
No flare with a spud.
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No flare on the spud, Ill take a pic in a little bit and put one up.
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No flare with a spud.
Thanks... Does the solder just fill the gap between the surface of the spud and the curvature of the kettle wall?
I think I may be getting a bunch of spuds instead of 1/2" couplers to solder into my keggles... that will save me 35 bucks on rigging out a "keg tool" to flare the keg walls.
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Only issue I see with that plan is the spuds are the same thread wise as half couplings, so you can only have something connected to one side.

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Only issue I see with that plan is the spuds are the same thread wise as half couplings, so you can only have something connected to one side.
Good point...
It may only be good to use for the one-sided connections but in places where I need 2-sided connections like HERMS coil, Whirlpool return pipe, etc. Darn... I was hoping to not have to flare the holes... oh well.
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