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Fixing a Ti Mug

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:47 am
by zelph
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

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:58 pm
by hoz
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!

Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:29 pm
by realityguy
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:

Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:34 pm
by realityguy
Send it to oops!..appears he's got experience in fixing things like that once and for all... :o

:lol:

Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:47 pm
by zelph
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.

Re: Fixing a Ti Mug

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:47 pm
by DarenN
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......