Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Soldering Stainless steel
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #1241
BSD_Glass
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrappy1979 View Post
Has anyone used oatley safe flo silver solder instead of the harris? HD has that in my area in stock and it is cheaper than ordering the harris safe brite.

I have. It works just fine.

BSD
__________________
BSD_Glass is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2013, 02:34 AM   #1242
scrappy1979
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Batavia, New York
Posts: 13
Default

Cool thanks. Trying my hand at converting a keg this weekend

__________________
scrappy1979 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #1244
scrappy1979
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Batavia, New York
Posts: 13
Default

I'm going to get the liquid harris flux, my local welding shop has that but their harris silver solder was $90 for the roll thought that was a little much..

__________________
scrappy1979 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-22-2013, 03:30 AM   #1245
LiquidFlame
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
LiquidFlame's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 443
Liked 23 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Just did a boil test with 13gal, and the welding spud for my temp probe that I silver solder has a major leak. I had leak tested it before with the same amount of water (just standing still room temp) and had no leaks. Why would it start leaking now when boiling? In case you ask, yes I did use all the correct materials. Thinking about calling up the machine shop tomorrow and seeing how much it would cost to get it welded.

LiquidFlame is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #1246
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,286
Liked 1079 Times on 716 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

I would just resolder it. It's not like this method is sketchy. Even experienced plumbers get a pipe to piss once in a while.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #1247
koomber
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 155
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Tried my hand at soldering stainless to copper the yesterday. Complete failure to start with. Just using generic silver solder and flux from the local hardware shop.
Had a read on the forum and saw a recommendation for using hydrochloric acid based flux instead. Didn't have any so dipped the end of the stainless pipe into some hydrochloric acid (used for brewing) and let it soak for while. Soldering worked perfectly after, still using normal silver solder.

The right flux is the key, but hydrochloric acid is a good substitute.

__________________

*** EvilTOJ_ changed topic to <koomber> Bodka. Mae from 100% geniuine dylexic potatos

koomber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #1248
Yellowirenut
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yellowirenut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: , Indiana
Posts: 387
Liked 48 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Project completed...
No more leaks from weld-less fittings.

__________________

~Besancon maison Brasserie~

Yellowirenut is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #1249
ryanhope
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 243
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Sorry if this has already been asked, don't really want to read though 125 pages of posts. If silver solder can be melted with a propane torch wont the solder melt when its sitting on my burner doing a boil or would that only be an issue if the kettle is empty with no liquid thermal mass keeping the temp down.

__________________
ryanhope is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #1250
pickles
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pickles's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbus
Posts: 2,007
Liked 48 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanhope View Post
Sorry if this has already been asked, don't really want to read though 125 pages of posts. If silver solder can be melted with a propane torch wont the solder melt when its sitting on my burner doing a boil or would that only be an issue if the kettle is empty with no liquid thermal mass keeping the temp down.
The water in it keeps it from melting, like you said.
__________________
Gaptooth Brewhouse
pickles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stainless steel question baer19d Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 22 06-16-2011 06:05 AM
is there any way to tell if something is Stainless Steel Grinder12000 Equipment/Sanitation 25 05-12-2010 02:44 PM
Stainless Steel v. Aluminum DirtyJersey Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 03-23-2009 09:37 PM
Stainless Steel Disconnects shif7y Bottling/Kegging 0 05-26-2007 08:05 PM
hardened steel instead of stainless? photogscott Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-09-2007 08:03 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS