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Old 08-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #901
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Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:40 PM   #902
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Just a word of advice...
If you like to keep your tools looking good, plan to use stainless throughout all components of this "keg tool" The flux ran down onto my zinc plated parts and pretty quickly ate the plating off. Now, am I one to care about what a tool looks like after a few uses... not at all. However, I do plan to use this tool to help others make their keggles and it would be nice if it weren't rusty and nasty looking when I gave it to them to dimple their kegs...

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #903
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I want my stuff to look nice when I help people get their dimple on!

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:30 AM   #904
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I want my stuff to look nice when I help people get their dimple on!
Yeah, I kinda walked into that didn't I?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #905
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How did you get flux on your tool? - that sounds worse than it is!
I only got flux on my tool when I was soldering the washers onto it. Other than that, I use the tool and only flux the coupler and vessel I'm soldering.

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How did you get flux on your tool? - that sounds worse than it is!
I only got flux on my tool when I was soldering the washers onto it. Other than that, I use the tool and only flux the coupler and vessel I'm soldering.
Once I dimpled the keg wall and sanded/cleaned it up, I fluxed the fitting as well as the dimpled wall then used the tool to drive the fitting into the hole. Some of the flux dripped onto the other parts of the tool when doing this.
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Ah... I had great success just pushing the coupler in and then fluxing. That's why it never happened to me.
I did find that you have to put some grease on that bolt though or it starts binding pretty quick!

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Yep. I lubed the threads prior to working the threads that hard.

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i just converted some weldless fittings to soldered, but overheated some of the flux and created some black marks on the inside of the keg around the fitting. does anyone have an easy way to remove this?

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i just converted some weldless fittings to soldered, but overheated some of the flux and created some black marks on the inside of the keg around the fitting. does anyone have an easy way to remove this?
Barkeepers friend powder and scotch brite pad will take it right off.

PBW will too but it will take more work.
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