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Old 01-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #61
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That is all that is important. It works. You can always hide it with insulation.


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Old 01-27-2010, 04:08 PM   #62
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Wayne what size was that coupler that you soldered into the pot?


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Old 01-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #63
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Wayne what size was that coupler that you soldered into the pot?
I have soldered in 1/2" NPT half and full couplings.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:33 PM   #64
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Haha my soldering is really nasty and I haven't cleaned it up, but I can try and get some when I'm home tonight, just no jokes about how horribly nasty it looks, it does seem to work nasty looking or not!
We'll you can make fun of my first try if anyone does make fun of it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:40 PM   #65
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I agree, for my first attempt, I soldered 6 fittings on my HLT. Took about 4 hours but they got progressively better as I went along.

Any consensus on what is the best flux to use? I had two types a small bottle that worked best ran out after 3 joints. I used some myriatic acid and the other flux to finish up but did not work as well.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #66
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Looks like there is product out there.
http://www.harrisproductsgroup.com/c...lloys.asp?id=5

They carry the solder and the flux.
Just to be sure... That stuff is food safe, right?

I have something for restoring old auto parts called Muggy Weld, that looks to operate the exact same way. I would be leery of using it if it had any dangerous components.
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Just to be sure... That stuff is food safe, right?

I have something for restoring old auto parts called Muggy Weld, that looks to operate the exact same way. I would be leery of using it if it had any dangerous components.
I had a half dozen different fluxes, solders, and flux core solders in my tool chest, only 1 solder and the first flux I looked at were drinking water safe! So read the labels it should say!

Too bad it was my BIGGEST solder, had to heat up the nut pretty hot to get it to work. All my thinner solders were cored and NOT safe.

So yeah pay close attention we don't want no one getting sick! or worse.
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Just to be sure... That stuff is food safe, right?

I have something for restoring old auto parts called Muggy Weld, that looks to operate the exact same way. I would be leery of using it if it had any dangerous components.
If unsure contact the manufacturer for that information.
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Wayne,

Did you have to turn the coupler on a lathe in order to make it fit into your hole or do you have an step bit that was able to do it? The largest my step bit goes is 1/2" (i think), but the coupler is actually a little bigger.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:08 PM   #70
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what do you guys mean when you talking about " coupler " are you talking about a compression fitting ??? or just a threaded 1/2 in. pipe


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