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Strength Of A Brazed Joint Under Pressure?

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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:24 pm

ramses wrote:Keep in mind that TIG welding aluminum reduces the surrounding area to the T0 condition, and that you can't really heat treat it yourself.
thats why when your finished you heat it mildly with Oxy/Acetylene. :D
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Unread postAuthor: cammyd32 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:49 pm

Whether the joint would be strong or not - I think that welding just in general for this project is not really the route I want to be going down. Especially as I don't have the kit I would need for it at the moment, and to get a guy to do it for me would be taking some of the 'I did it myself' kind of aspect away from this project, along with costing an arm and a leg! so in my eyes the much cheaper method of brazing joints would be the way forward.
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:48 pm

cammyd32 wrote:Whether the joint would be strong or not - I think that welding just in general for this project is not really the route I want to be going down. Especially as I don't have the kit I would need for it at the moment, and to get a guy to do it for me would be taking some of the 'I did it myself' kind of aspect away from this project, along with costing an arm and a leg! so in my eyes the much cheaper method of brazing joints would be the way forward.
What kind of kit do you have?
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Unread postAuthor: cammyd32 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:53 pm

Blowtorch, (can get metals hot enough for pretty much most brazing) and clamps etc for holding things in place, but that's pretty much it.
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Ideally you would need oxy/fuel for brazing aluminium, you could pick up a cheap tig welder from ebay and a gas cylinder as you can weld and braze with a tig torch.
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Unread postAuthor: cammyd32 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:04 pm

Ideally you would need oxy/fuel for brazing aluminium

Not for this stuff: :wink: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/durafix-alumaloy-t23846.html
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Unread postAuthor: Goats spudz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:49 pm

cammyd32 wrote:
Ideally you would need oxy/fuel for brazing aluminium

Not for this stuff: :wink: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/durafix-alumaloy-t23846.html
id say go for it then fill it with water and pressurize it to double your working pressure.
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