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Old 02-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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So I got some copper from an old project laying around. It was never used on anything, it's starting to weather a bit, and would like to use it on a build for a manifold. Should I clean the outside with steel wool or anything? And soak the hell out of the inside?
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Put in a solution of vinegar and water to clean the copper

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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I think the best way for you to handle it is to first read this:
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB.html

It is part of a book writen by John Palmer and will describe your best choices.

Hope this helps.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Put in a solution of vinegar and water to clean the copper
Add salt also
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I think the best way for you to handle it is to first read this:
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB.html

It is part of a book writen by John Palmer and will describe your best choices.

Hope this helps.
Irony is I have this book. I just haven't read all of the appendices. Thanks for the tips. Will have to soak the copper next time I have a day off.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #6
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I tried the vinegar, but star San works much better. Just leave it in for 10-15 min and it's nice and shiny

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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I got everything dry fit. The smaller pieces will be easier to soak. Thoughts opinions? I kept the manifold x/2 away from the sides. Runs are about 3 inches away from one another.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:56 PM   #8
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Looks good to me. You're going to have fun cutting all the slots in there.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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Looks good to me. You're going to have fun cutting all the slots in there.
It's not hard making the slots. I used my band saw, took 5 minutes for my manifold.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:53 AM   #10
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You mean you don't own a 5 axis cnc? Man you're working too hard.
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