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Old 06-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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What's the consensus for use with Keg conversion? Which solder, which flux. If you've got a source to recommend, don't hold back.


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Old 06-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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can't answer with out knowing what material you want to solder. different solder and flux for different metals.


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Old 06-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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If it's a keg it's Stainless Steel (most cases). If so, I strongly recommend using Harris Stay-Brite solder and Harris Stay-Clean liquid flux. It is a type of silver solder and works at normal soldering temperatures.

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I put this playlist of videos together when I was getting ready to make my keggle. They're full of good info. The last one should answer all your questiona on how to solder a coupling to a keg.

http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv...264571DF6C6DD1

There's also a really good thread on how to solder stainless steel
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Stainless keg conversion. So stainless/stainless for sure, maybe stainless/brass as well.

Will any "silver solder" do, or is there anything other than brand to look for?
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I put this playlist of videos together when I was getting ready to make my keggle. They're full of good info. The last one should answer all your questiona on how to solder a coupling to a keg.

http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv...264571DF6C6DD1

There's also a really good thread on how to solder stainless steel
???? - That is some strange list. I see nothing in the titles about soldering anything.
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Stainless keg conversion. So stainless/stainless for sure, maybe stainless/brass as well.

Will any "silver solder" do, or is there anything other than brand to look for?
Just be aware that a lot of the Silver solders are really not solder but Silver brazing metal compounds. Brazing is a whole 'nother ball game. I personally do not know of another brand that you can use at "soldering" temperatures.

Here are a few examples of what can be done with the Harris product kit using a common propane torch:


3/8" Brass flare fitting in place.



3/8" Copper tubing port in place.



1/2" Stainless steel fitting.



Inside view of Stainless steel fitting.
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???? - That is some strange list. I see nothing in the titles about soldering anything.
You've gotta read the whole thing goof. "Dimpling and soldering..."
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I put this playlist of videos together when I was getting ready to make my keggle. They're full of good info. The last one should answer all your questiona on how to solder a coupling to a keg.

http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv...264571DF6C6DD1

There's also a really good thread on how to solder stainless steel
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You've gotta read the whole thing goof. "Dimpling and soldering..."
Goof you say? Thanks a lot for the disrespect.

Your link takes me here:
And these are images of the 2 pages I see:



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Page - 2

Which video has the soldering? Please tell.

I'm very curious now.
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It's gotta be something about the mobile link. I don't know why calling you a goof is such a big deal. I'll try to remember to post the right link later.


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