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Old 03-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
Nov 2010
Columbia, MO
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I crimped the end of a piece of stainless steel tubing in my vise for a thermowell project I am working on, but it is still not air tight. Can I snip a piece of lead free solder and drop it down the tubing and then heat the end of the tubing over a propane burner? Do I need to drop flux down the tubing first?

I don't have a torch or I would attempt to solder on the outside of the crimp. Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
Aug 2009
Atwater, OH
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You need to use flux made for Stainless Steel like Harris Stay Clean Liquid Flux. But otherwise it should work.
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