Soldering Stainless steel - Page 63 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Soldering Stainless steel

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-23-2011, 01:34 AM   #621
kklowell
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Lowell, MA
Posts: 188
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 01:37 AM   #622
nostalgia
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,404
Liked 97 Times on 57 Posts


What kind of flux are you using?

-Joe
__________________
I'm opening a brewery! Man Skirt Brewing

Progress is always up on my Facebook page

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 01:46 AM   #623
P-J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,337
Liked 301 Times on 235 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kklowell View Post
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...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 01:10 PM   #624
Flomaster
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,149
Liked 38 Times on 35 Posts


Go to airgas and buy their brand liquid flux and solder. It's less than $10 and will last for a good 10 couplings.

-=Jason=-
Sent from my HTC Incredible using Home Brew Talk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 02:04 AM   #625
peterlonz
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Gold Coast City, Qld
Posts: 46
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Can you please supply contact details for Airgas.
Many readers are overseas based & good US contacts for products receommenderd here are very useful.
Thanks,
Pete (Queensland Australia)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 07:11 PM   #626
gmartin
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 29

http://www.airgas.com/

Airgas is a nationwide distributor of welding supplies wil local outlets all over the U.S.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #627
nate456789
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 251
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


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
__________________
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled: Honey Wheat, American Wheat, Kolsch, Chocolate Porter, Oatmeal Stout
Kegged: Falconer's APA, Honey Brown Ale, Guinness Draught

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #628
Flomaster
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,149
Liked 38 Times on 35 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by nate456789
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
About 4/5 posts up is this post
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangehero
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.
-=Jason=-
Sent from my HTC Incredible using Home Brew Talk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #629
lschiavo
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
lschiavo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Surrounded by Yoopers
Posts: 4,548
Liked 1029 Times on 699 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 03:41 PM   #630
rekoob
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rekoob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Norfolk, VA
Posts: 1,426
Liked 107 Times on 82 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by nate456789 View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
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 05:05 AM
is there any way to tell if something is Stainless Steel Grinder12000 Equipment/Sanitation 25 05-12-2010 01:44 PM
Stainless Steel v. Aluminum DirtyJersey Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 03-23-2009 08:37 PM
Stainless Steel Disconnects shif7y Bottling/Kegging 0 05-26-2007 07:05 PM
hardened steel instead of stainless? photogscott Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-09-2007 07:03 AM


Forum Jump