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Old 10-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #621
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Yep...FAIL. Leaks like there's no tomorrow. I'll try again later....but I think I need better flux first. I just hate to pay as much as the local welding supply shop wants for the Harris.

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Old 10-23-2011, 02:37 AM   #622
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What kind of flux are you using?

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Old 10-23-2011, 02:46 AM   #623
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Yep...FAIL. Leaks like there's no tomorrow. I'll try again later....but I think I need better flux first. I just hate to pay as much as the local welding supply shop wants for the Harris.
You need to get and use Harris Stay-Clean Liquid flux. I've not found anything else that works very well with SS. It's more important than the solder you choose. Plus, the flux is not so expensive to get. Solder? Yea...
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #624
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Go to airgas and buy their brand liquid flux and solder. It's less than $10 and will last for a good 10 couplings.

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:04 AM   #625
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Can you please supply contact details for Airgas.
Many readers are overseas based & good US contacts for products receommenderd here are very useful.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:11 PM   #626
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http://www.airgas.com/

Airgas is a nationwide distributor of welding supplies wil local outlets all over the U.S.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:01 PM   #627
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I have been following this thread for awhile but I have yet to come across any posting of what size people are using to pull Couplings and half coupling thru the keg walls.
What I am looking for are Concentric reducers to stretch the hole out for the couplings.
The sizes I need them for are 1/2" couplings and 1" half coupling for electric elements.
What is the rule of thumb. Next size down from what you are wanting to pull thru?
I found some on grainger, but not sure what size I should get. They are not cheap being stainless.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #628
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I have been following this thread for awhile but I have yet to come across any posting of what size people are using to pull Couplings and half coupling thru the keg walls.
What I am looking for are Concentric reducers to stretch the hole out for the couplings.
The sizes I need them for are 1/2" couplings and 1" half coupling for electric elements.
What is the rule of thumb. Next size down from what you are wanting to pull thru?
I found some on grainger, but not sure what size I should get. They are not cheap being stainless.
Thanks
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For anyone interested in making dimples for 1.5" TC ferrules:

Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Fitting-Reducing-Coupling-Socket/dp/B003H05E7E

This part is nice because you can use the other end for making dimples for 1/2" NPT fittings.

Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Concentric-Coupling-Butt-Weld-Schedule/dp/B003RWTYRS/ref=sr_1_2?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1318884933&sr= 1-2

Make a 1-5/16" hole.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #629
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I was never able to find the Harris flux but here is an option from Grainger that worked very well for me.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/LEN...YG7?Pid=search

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I have been following this thread for awhile but I have yet to come across any posting of what size people are using to pull Couplings and half coupling thru the keg walls.
What I am looking for are Concentric reducers to stretch the hole out for the couplings.
The sizes I need them for are 1/2" couplings and 1" half coupling for electric elements.
What is the rule of thumb. Next size down from what you are wanting to pull thru?
I found some on grainger, but not sure what size I should get. They are not cheap being stainless.
Thanks
way back at the start of this thread is a list of stuff needed to make the tool for 1/2" stuff. the 1" stuff has been twards the end. it freaking long as ever but the info is all in here.
I think i got my stuff from mcmaster.
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