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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by realityguy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:26 pm

Is there any way to 'weld' thin aluminum with a standard lincoln welder?..I think you need a dc rig,tig, or something..but just wondering if I'm missing a possibility.. ;)
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by DarenN » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:27 pm

realityguy wrote:Is there any way to 'weld' thin aluminum with a standard lincoln welder?..I think you need a dc rig,tig, or something..but just wondering if I'm missing a possibility.. ;)
IRA told us about his Father welding soda cans, (i would have said that it's impossible ;) ).
maybe he knows what kind of rig his Dad uses.
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by realityguy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:32 pm

RR..Have you thought about maybe an aluminum bottle up the center of a more standard pot?..maybe a lid(with a bail) with a hole in it that would go tight to the bottle in the center?.I need to have someone weld a busted cast aluminum on a sliding compound miter box(about 1-1/2" long break..Grr) and might have them weld something like that at the same time to make it worth my time and money.
I would think a standard width pot/lid say 5" wide might be a better idea for that than a closed off bottle top.You could even cook in it and clean it! Just a thought...
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by Ridgerunner » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:47 am

Cuz, two thoughts here. 1) using a standard pot would incresae the width of the distance between the chimney wall and outer kettle wall using the thus increasing boil times and 2) I had thoughts on this kettle of only welding the bottom joint as it is not really water tight at the top since I added a air vent hole across from the spout so removing the top would be possible but it also takes away any possibility of using the kettle as a water storage container.
You might consider trying the alumiweld rods mentioned earlier that are available for $15/pkg. of 8 @ Harbor Freight. You can use a propane torch with them and they are good to 750* I believe. ;) I'm going to pick some up the next time I get to the other side of Cincinnati.
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:19 pm

DARN!!!!....came up a couple bucks short on a auction for this Kettle: http://www.bushkettle.com.au/

Also found an interesting link in my kettle searches at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormpebbles/
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by zelph » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:48 pm

You were not the one meant to have it :D
Also found an interesting link in my kettle searches at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormpebbles/
That is one awsome collection of kettle photos, really nice find.....sweet!!! Thanks for sharing that.

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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by ConnieD » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:29 am

I guess, everyone already knows there is a little torch, the size of a fountain pen?

Might be the right size for the job? That is, an aluminum can size job.

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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by zelph » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:16 pm

ConnieD wrote:I guess, everyone already knows there is a little torch, the size of a fountain pen?

Might be the right size for the job? That is, an aluminum can size job.
The ones I've had clog easily(pencil size)
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:41 pm

I tried one of those first. It did not get hot enough so I had to go to a propane torch.
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Re: UL KittyKettle

Post by grumdrig » Mon May 17, 2010 6:47 pm

Alumiweld! Never heard of it, but I'm glad I have now, Vibe. You can get it from the manufacturer, apparently:
http://www.alumiweld.com/awpricing.html

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