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Paul Lousick17/01/2021 01:32:40
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Thanks Keith for setting me straight about incorect information that I had been given. Never too late to learn something new. Loctite and soft solder does not work for steam and boiler fittings that I make but will do more research on the grades of silver solder for different materials and applications.

Paul

Hopper17/01/2021 02:16:22
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I have one of those torches that clips on top of a disposable "spray can" type of bottle and it kicks out a surprising amount of heat, so its worth trying your torch on a test piece.

Otherwise, there are plenty of cheap plumbers propane torches on that auction site we are not allowed to link to. Not as good quality as CuPalloys professional jobs I'm sure but at the price probably good enough for occasional hobby use.

Paul Lousick17/01/2021 07:33:18
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Why can't we say and reference ebay. It is a legitimate site with both good and bad progucts.

Many of my tools, cutters, etc are from ebay and I have had few problems. Ebay and Paypal both have a money return policy if the goods are not what was advertised.

Paul.

Dr_GMJN17/01/2021 08:12:06
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OK guys, thanks very much.

For now I’ll ‘stick’ with Loctite, and not bother with solder.

br17/01/2021 09:35:34
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 17/01/2021 01:32:40:

Thanks Keith for setting me straight about incorect information that I had been given. Never too late to learn something new. Loctite and soft solder does not work for steam and boiler fittings that I make but will do more research on the grades of silver solder for different materials and applications.

Paul

Maxitrak steam pipes into my Dixie cylinders are held in with Loctite as per their build notes. I forget the grade but max boiler pressure is 90psi.

br

SillyOldDuffer17/01/2021 09:39:52
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 17/01/2021 07:33:18:

Why can't we say and reference ebay. It is a legitimate site with both good and bad progucts.

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OK provided the reference meets the Code of Conduct and the Terms & Conditions.

Dave

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