Fixing a Ti Mug

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zelph
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Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by zelph » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:47 am

My Ti mug(used for testing only) no longer sits flat on my stove.

What is the recommended way to fix the problem?

Watch the video and thanks for your help

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Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by hoz » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:58 pm

Heat it until red hot, then throw it into a bowl full of ice water.

I don't know if it will repair the thing, but it might make an interesting SIZZLE!

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Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by realityguy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:29 pm

send it to me and buy a new flat bottomed one..I can live with it.. :mrgreen: ..What kind of guarantee do they have?
Looks like you be making different potstands in the future that just go under the edge..not the center.
Find a nice hollow metal fence post that is a slightly smaller diameter,put it over the top and a 10lb sledge hammer that a slightly smaller diameter than the cup..Give it a good whack! :o
Your cobalt stove former..can you use that to give it a tad concave recess on the bottom?
Do any of those ideas help? :mrgreen:
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Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by realityguy » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:34 pm

Send it to oops!..appears he's got experience in fixing things like that once and for all... :o

:lol:
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Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by zelph » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:47 pm

hoz wrote:Heat it until red hot, then throw it into a bowl full of ice water.

I don't know if it will repair the thing, but it might make an interesting SIZZLE!
:DB: :DP: that idea I'll try first. I think I may have boiled it dry to get it this way in the first place :o or I may have put it on flame for a quick flame height test. My wife purchased it for me to do testing with. I don't use it for my personal use. I use wood most of the time.

wood dowel around the edge is second try. Pipe will be third.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Post by DarenN » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:47 pm

it does look like you burned it dry. what you have is (understandably) called "oil-canning"
Hoz's idea might work. get the bottom red hot and quench it quick. try and heat only the center of the bottom; the different, lighter colored area. this is similar to a technique used in autobody work to shrink stretched panels.

Daren......
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