Leaking Thermowell - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > Leaking Thermowell
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 03-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 56
Likes Given: 2

Default Leaking Thermowell

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!

ddlr25 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atwater, OH
Posts: 4,252
Liked 52 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 84


You need to use flux made for Stainless Steel like Harris Stay Clean Liquid Flux. But otherwise it should work.
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)
wyzazz is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corny Keg Thermowell lukeSp Fermenters 2 08-22-2011 04:30 PM
$4 Thermowell Photopilot Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 1 03-27-2011 07:04 PM
Corny Keg Thermowell cascadia Fermenters 10 01-12-2011 09:23 PM
Creating a Thermowell splobucket Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 1 03-20-2010 12:38 PM
Thermowell ggltd Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 1 11-09-2009 08:51 PM

Forum Jump