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Old 12-09-2011, 12:19 AM   #671
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Why do we have to make the dimple? Couldn't I just solder a coupling on a tight hole?
Yes you can, but it's nowhere near as strong. The dimple increases the contact area of the solder on the fitting.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:30 AM   #672
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Yes you can, but it's nowhere near as strong. The dimple increases the contact area of the solder on the fitting.
The pull through method also gives it a little mechanical strength. I do mine bassackwards and make a well on the outside of the keg. The coupling sits on the outside but the well allows for a nice fillet of solder without it running all over. I have done about two dozen like this without a failure yet.

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Old 12-14-2011, 07:07 PM   #673
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I plain on soldering my HLT and BK, i have 8 joins to do will this kit last me?

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Old 12-14-2011, 07:11 PM   #674
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You will need two kits. Those kits last for about 4 fittings each in my experience. You do not need to be shy with the flux though. Go crazy with that stuff before, during, after and cleanup. Then go over everything with bar keepers friends and a paper towel to remove flux and shine it all up.

 
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #675
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #676
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The pull through method also gives it a little mechanical strength. I do mine bassackwards and make a well on the outside of the keg. The coupling sits on the outside but the well allows for a nice fillet of solder without it running all over. I have done about two dozen like this without a failure yet.

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Very nice. I am getting ready to build another E Keggle. I want to use this Pull thru method. Pulling into the keg. I Haven't decided if I will TIG or do the solder. My current one is Tigged but the inner seam is not very nice or clean. The weld on the outside looks great tho.
That is why I was thinking about using this pull method to give a nice clean seam on the inside.
Do you have any pictures of the inside of the keg? What method or tool size did you use to make your dimple?
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #677
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I found these.
Kester Silver Solder 4% Silver 96% Tin 1oz 83-0000-6664 | eBay

Would 2 of these work?

 
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #678
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I used the little Harris bottle and soldier kit. I've done 7 new joints and had to fix two joints I busted loose messing with the valves. I have at least one more joint left out of my kit.

Get the kit, or lifetime supply of liquid flux and silver soldier.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:20 PM   #679
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Wondering if you guys can give me some advice on the best way to do this.

So I was quite dumb when ordering my false bottom from Jaybird and totally forgot about the lip at the top of my kettle, so I didn't get a hinge put in it. As you can see the FB just barely can't fit in.

So I was thinking I'd cut a slit in the lip so I can slide it through. But if you look on my pot, cutting that slit would leave me with an exterior hole as well. Would I be able to solder that shut? I don't really have much experience with soldering, so I'm not sure how I'd get the solder to stay in slit and make a seal. Is there something I could put on the backside the solder wouldn't adhere to, then remove it once it's solidified? I have a friend whom has a MIG welder, but buying one of these kits would be cheaper than purchasing some stainless core wire and I think his welds are probably a bit ugly, too

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #680
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Hammer the ridge flat in two spots opposite each other so the false bottom will slide past?

Edit: Put a backer behind the metal so you don't deform the hell out of your kettle.

Maybe need to use a flat bar or something to extend out to allow you to hammer it flat.

 
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