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by stevebo
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing
Replies: 22
Views: 9102

Re: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing

I just tried my first attempt at silver soldering---------its pretty easy and im very happy with it---------a massive step up from JB weld! Thanks for all the great info!
by stevebo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing
Replies: 22
Views: 9102

Re: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing

Zelph, where did you get the torch from? I bought a cheap one from lowes yesterday, but yours looks alot better. How much was it? Is the flame adjustable?
by stevebo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing
Replies: 22
Views: 9102

Re: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing

Thanks for the great info guys! I bought a torch, some silver solder, flux , and some brass tubing yesterday---------combine that with a couple of bottles of alcohol,(yes I am a true "stovie" and burn alot more alcohol than I drink!) and a couple of half baked ideas , sounds like a pretty good weeke...
by stevebo
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing
Replies: 22
Views: 9102

Re: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing

Thanks for the info! One more quick question, Is there a particular type of solder that works good with brass? What about the solder they use to join copper plumbing, whats the temp rating on that type? Would that work on brass? And also, what do I need to do to clean /prepare the surface before sol...
by stevebo
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: brazing or silver soldering brass tubing
Replies: 22
Views: 9102

brazing or silver soldering brass tubing

Hey guys, I am experimenting with brass tubing--------the kind you buy at the hobby shop. I need to assemble/join several pieces together and need some advice. Is it hard to braze this type of small diameter tubing? What equiptment do I need? Also, is silver solder a viable alternative for a piece t...
by stevebo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glorious Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 4945

Re: Glorious Failure

Thats pretty impressive! Any one know what the melting point of aluminum is? Im thinking 1100 degrees F, or something close to that?
by stevebo
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: "Pimp My Kelly Kettle."
Replies: 40
Views: 18878

Re: "Pimp My Kelly Kettle."

I dont own a Kelly Kettle, but it looks really great! Some where on the internet, i saw a copper version, and the the selling point was, instead of bringing a water filter, you could just use your kettle and boil your water-----thus eliminating the weight and bulk of the water filter. Never tried it...
by stevebo
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Using bolts for stand
Replies: 8
Views: 3309

Re: Using bolts for stand

how about 3 rivnuts where the bolts thread into the stove? Maybe with a thin washer on each side of the stove metal to beef up the rivnut base? I like the idea of being able to adjust the height of the pot-------------just had a thought, if you used a metal rod, bent a 90 into one end, and then thre...
by stevebo
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Primer Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 10225

Re: Primer Stove

I like the stove----------very simple! This summer I was inbetween stoves, and on a couple of backpacking trips used something similar--------just a metal cap for a stove (with a small amount of toilet paper in it for a wick) and 3 tent pegs for a stand. It wasnt fancy, but worked pretty good!------...
by stevebo
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: looking for a source for brass flange nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 2166

Re: looking for a source for brass flange nuts

yeah, thats the problem, it has to be a flange nut....................but thanks for the ideas, Ill try my local lowes store