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Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Normans54
Based on my research, turbo torches use acetylene...

Based on my research, turbo torches use acetylene in MC tanks (which I know my local Airgas will swap.)
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the explanation, however I am still a...

Thanks for the explanation, however I am still a bit confused as to how the size of the acetylene tank has an impact/what that impact is. Can you clarify?
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Wow, this is great. Thanks for taking the time to...

Wow, this is great. Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed response. If I lived in Florida, I very well might have come and taken a look at your impelller but unfortunately I am on the...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the feedback. On the brewing forums I...

Thanks for the feedback. On the brewing forums I read, people frequently post that they solder/braze fittings to kettles (https://www.homebrewtalk.com/media/solder-in-fittings.68222/) and fermenters...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks. A few questions: 1) What makes a...

Thanks. A few questions:

1) What makes a flame “just right” and what kind of adjustments are you talking about needing to be made to get it there?

2) What do you mean there is a “max with-draw...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the feedback. I have seen reasonably...

Thanks for the feedback. I have seen reasonably priced used oxy acetylene systems on Craigslist/FB marketplace. Is the soldering/brazing process the same with and oxy acetylene torch as it is with a...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Believe me, I really would like to get a proper...

Believe me, I really would like to get a proper welding rig at some point. However, unlike a propane torch and solder (which I have used numerous times on copper pipes), I have never touched a welder...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Appreciate the suggestion, however I am going to...

Appreciate the suggestion, however I am going to use this for making beer so I don’t feel comfortable using a repurposed engine part for that purpose;)
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Right now, I am using a run of the mill...

Right now, I am using a run of the mill Bernzomatic TS8000 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019CQL60/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_E5W29457F4PE1Q0FX514?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1). If need be, I can probably...
Forum: Welding 06-02-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
It varies: In the case of aluminum, I will...

It varies:

In the case of aluminum, I will be soldering/brazing 1/8" and 1/4" sheets to different portions of 1" wide square tubing with 1/16" thick walls (I also might braze/solder the aluminum...
Forum: Welding 06-02-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Appreciate the reply. I am planning on...

Appreciate the reply. I am planning on soldering/brazing mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and possibly galvanized steel (though not to each other). My heat source will be a propane torch...
Forum: Welding 06-02-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the feedback. I have #5 goggles but...

Thanks for the feedback. I have #5 goggles but will get darker ones if needed. As for ventilation, I will be doing all my metalwork outside. Do I still need an exhaust fan then if I am using a...
Forum: Welding 06-02-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the advice. I will look into those...

Thanks for the advice. I will look into those other low temp solders. In the meantime, you say that “cadmium can be toxic if not done right.” What is the “right” way to use solder containing cadmium?
Forum: Welding 06-01-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By Normans54
Newbie Question: Brazing/Soldering PPE and Safety Precautions

Hi all,

I am just starting to get into metalwork and am starting with brazing. The low-temp solder I purchased just arrived and on it was the warning label below:



As a result, I want to...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By Normans54
Thanks! I found a table with a 4mm thick top that...

Thanks! I found a table with a 4mm thick top that I will use. Just out of curiosity, what is the significance of you not clamping things to your table?
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By Normans54
Interesting idea. If I were to do something like...

Interesting idea. If I were to do something like this, do you think 12ga steel would be thick enough for the table top? I’ve heard that the heat from welding/brazing can warp metal if it is too thin...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By Normans54
Thanks for the response and advice. Believe me,...

Thanks for the response and advice. Believe me, all I could hear was “fire!fire!fire!” too when I decided to start metal working in my woodshop. My plan (aside from sweeping/vacuuming up every single...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By Normans54
Thanks so much. This is good advice. I didn’t...

Thanks so much. This is good advice. I didn’t even think about the floor (which given that I am renting I probaly should have!) I believe the floor is epoxy-coated and I cannot imagine that would...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By Normans54
Newbie Question-Wood Workbench

Hi all,

I am a longtime woodworker who is starting to try his hand at metalworking. While I have a small metal welding table that I use when brazing/soldering (and MIG/TIG once I learn those...
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