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Old 01-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #1341
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i used the stay-bright 8 kit that bobby sells and i had zero issues getting solder to flow. I googled the radnor kit you posted and read at least one other person having the same issue as you did trying to solder ss.
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Also are you using butane or mapp gas. It could be that your getting your joint too hot and boiling off the flux before the solder can take.

 
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:51 AM   #1342
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Any people solder the 1/2" stainless nuts ever. Just did all my kettles and couldn't pull thru two areas so had to use the nut. Ended up soldering like normal but 1 ended up leaking a little. And my auber rtds have a small leak to them as we'll around the threads on my T on my out of the mash tun. Should I use even more thread tape. Or any other suggestion would be appreciated.

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:29 AM   #1343
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This is what I usedAttachment 172046. Got it at Airgas and they said it is made by Harris
That's the correct stuff. Are you applying the solder while the flame is still hitting the joint? One reason solder will melt and bead right off the work is that you've melted the solder with direct heat but the metal pot and fitting are not hot enough to wick the solder in.

The other reason is that you've burned off the flux by hitting it with direct flame or overheating.

This is really the best way I can describe it.. skip to the 12 minute mark:
http://youtu.be/_NkHlDql8EU
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #1344
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Thanks for the info, guess I will place an order with Bobby.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:53 AM   #1345
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:06 AM   #1346
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Thanks Bobby the video will be a big help. I'll order the kit you have and I need a couple more items. Also thinking about your rims tube.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:54 PM   #1347
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I know it's probably in the many pages on here. I was wondering if Bobby can answer this for me. I noticed the 4 holes around your fitting. Was this for added strength of any kind or were they there before. Sorry if you have already answered this.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:49 PM   #1348
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I know it's probably in the many pages on here. I was wondering if Bobby can answer this for me. I noticed the 4 holes around your fitting. Was this for added strength of any kind or were they there before. Sorry if you have already answered this.

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He says in the video that he was test fitting something else on there for a prototype.

 
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:46 AM   #1349
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He says in the video that he was test fitting something else on there for a prototype.
Thanks. I skipped ti minute 12. So didn't hear that.

Thanks. I've been curious since I saw it but didn't have time to watch the entire video.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:52 PM   #1350
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I accidently punched an oversized hole in my Bayou Classic pot for an electric element. The hole is approx. 1-1/2" in diameter (I'm not at home, so I can't measure it). Would this spud (in a 1" NPT size) from BrewHardware work? I was planning on an entirely weldless install, but now it looks like I may have to learn how to solder . . .

 
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