replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

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SSGHawk
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replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by SSGHawk » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:48 pm

Anyone know how to replace the rivets on an imusa aluminum pot, just as an example. I want to reconfigure the handles and will need to install new rivets.
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Re: replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by zelph » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:59 am

use a small drill bit for a starter hole and then use a larger bit using the pilot hole to guide it through the rivet . drill till rivet falls out. fill hole with another rivet.
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Re: replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by SSGHawk » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:05 pm

Thanks Zelph,
I have heard /read somewhere of the replacement rivet leaking. Apparently that must be a function of a worn out pop rivet gun not making the new rivet tight enough?

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Re: replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by zelph » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:46 pm

I've also heard of folks rigging up something to peen over the existing rivets to tighten them up. An anvil would be nice to have on hand :D
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Re: replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by SSGHawk » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:33 am

How do I explain that purchase to the wife? Maybe just slip it in with the forge bellows package?

Possibly the food grade adhesive you use to attach your flat bottoms to the Fosters cans, applied just before cinching up the rivets?
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Re: replacing new LEAKPROOF RIVETS on alum pots

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:37 pm

Sure thing, use some food grade silicone on the rivets prior to setting.
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