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Posted in thread: Keggle Weld/Build Questions on 01-11-2014 at 04:41 AM
Would I call that quality welding? No.Will it be OK for a boil kettle? Sure.Obviously the
person who welded the ferrules did not shield the back side of the weld.That is why you see
that dirty gray ap...
Posted in thread: Passivating stainless with citric acid on 12-16-2013 at 02:17 AM
There are a few spots of minor surface rust on the inside of ports. Probably due to the heat
from the welds combined with that area not getting polished afterwords. If your keggles are
rust free you a...
Posted in thread: Passivating stainless with citric acid on 12-15-2013 at 09:08 PM
Passivating stainless is overrated.I could show you my keggles that are unpassivated, welded
on, scrubbed with stainless scrubbies, ground with abrasives with no sign of corrosion after
more than 2 ye...
Posted in thread: Thermometer quality on 06-05-2013 at 11:06 PM
Thermapen! :rockin:I use mine for grilling and smoking as well as brewing. Pricey, but you
won't regret it.
Posted in thread: paint prep for mild steel tube on 04-27-2013 at 12:25 PM
You don't have to remove all the mill scale. I would however remove the mill scale at the areas
where the welds will be. You will get a cleaner stronger weld if you do.That mill scale will
Posted in thread: Welding wire for stainless steel? on 04-26-2013 at 10:29 AM
you need to tig it with back gassing and 304 rod. 90/10 or 98/2 is good, but the 75/25 will
embrittle the weld and allow martisite formation every time... Look it up in the J. F. Lincoln
Arc Welding P...
Posted in thread: Welding wire for stainless steel? on 04-25-2013 at 08:24 PM
You will still deal with rusting issues unless you remove all of the previous weld.When
welding, the base metals and filler mix together while molten so you may have an issue because
the base metal(ke...
Posted in thread: Aluminum Kegs? on 04-25-2013 at 10:53 AM
They are most definitely stainless.I've been welding and fabricating for 22 years and I'm
absolutely certain the kegs are stainless.
Posted in thread: Rust on SS weld on 04-25-2013 at 10:42 AM
is sugaring.Sugaring occurs on the back side if a weld when there is no shielding.I don't
think that is what jmajor817 described.
Posted in thread: Rust on SS weld on 04-24-2013 at 10:50 AM
Your welder may have used a contaminated wire brush on the welds.When working with stainless
steel you must use consumables(grinding wheels, wire brushes, etc.) that have never touched
anything but st...