Originally Posted by BargainFittings
I cleaned the joint up, refluxed everything and soldered on the washer.
I have to agree with Brewbeemer on the possibility of it melting with gas and dry fire of the keg / kettle.
Weldless fittings do not have this problem either. Of course you could melt the o-rings by dry firing a kettle.
In a perfect world we would all live next door to a master tig welder or have our own tig equipment!
I have one of these in my shop for my personal hobby projects. A fully loaded freebie that paid for itself within 6-8 months welding for my contractor on the side at home. Today with the wet torch, cooler plus tanks to get started would cost me $9K after taxes out the door.http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o352f_mil.pdf
Again but with my copper cashed in for a 251 Miller Mig with 30A spool gun with bottles and support equipment. http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o1326p_mil.pdfhttp://www.millerwelds.com/om/o1213u_mil.pdf
I'm now in the hole on this last welder purchase by $324 as I added a wide lens Speedglas 9000X hood and another pair of 280 cu/ft owner owned bottles to match my Tig bottles. Call it my retirement toys like my Bridgeport mill lathe plus the Hypertherm Max 20 Plasma for $125. Lucked out on that find in great condition that checked out ok by my Miller repair facility friends. They handled Hypertherm repair at one time. Get this the test and check out cost me two 6 packs of Miller Light.
love those thech repair guys the past 23 years.