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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Tue May 20, 2008 12:44 am

STHORNE: Where can I get one of these "tap & die" sets?

Carlman: Same question.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Tue May 20, 2008 12:51 am

dont know where YOU can get it but here is the website
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Tue May 20, 2008 1:33 am

trollhameran wrote:maxus: people who live in the uk have to be cheap because theres always some sort of rule stopping you from getting money


Yes, I know this all too well.
But spudding costs, no matter how you look at it.
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Tue May 20, 2008 2:02 am

Very true, ive been lucky so far though and managed to salvage most of my parts (except valves) out of my dads scrap pile
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Tue May 20, 2008 2:10 am

Are you from the Uk? :O We may have another one!

Still, back to the main topic, I wouldn't bodge the job. It's either solder or copper epoxy.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Tue May 20, 2008 8:02 am

so can you weld copper?
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Tue May 20, 2008 8:12 am

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:Are you from the Uk? :O We may have another one!

Still, back to the main topic, I wouldn't bodge the job. It's either solder or copper epoxy.


In a word, no.

If he hasn't got access to a blowtroch and solder, or copper epoxy then there's very little chance he will have access to a welder.
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Tue May 20, 2008 8:35 am

use the glue carlman is talking about
it's easy and strong
it's far more reliable than the most soldering jobs.

BTW I just use the stove (with flames like a blowtorch) to heat it and then a blow torch for the last heating and soldering
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Tue May 20, 2008 5:31 pm

DON'T try to cut threads on copper pipe - it isn't thick enough, and it will either:
a) cut right through
b) reduce pressure vessel capabilities below a safe level.

A tube of Just for Copper epoxy is actually more expensive than a blowtorch kit, fuel, solder, and flux combined, so it'd be easier for you to simply get the soldering materials.

I assume that you already have the copper, or you'd have scrapped the idea altogether and decided to go with steel pipe and fittings with your uselessly low budget.
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Tue May 20, 2008 7:19 pm

Well, it's not that my budget is low, it's just that I have no money. But WHEN I have money, only THEN can I buy materials for making a gun.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue May 20, 2008 7:31 pm

Thats ok n-strike, were all on the skids from time to time. It will pick up for ya soon enough.
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Tue May 20, 2008 8:17 pm

Well, I'm having a garage sale soon, so I hope I earn money there. =|
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Wed May 21, 2008 1:30 am

Are you from the Uk? :O We may have another one!

yep i am lol

n-strike, do you have a local plumber or plumbing company near you, you could always try asking then to solder it for you, i don't think they would mind as it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes for them to do it for you
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Wed May 21, 2008 2:23 am

Seriously, it's as easy as..(pie).

Clean
Flux
Heat Apply solder
Allow to cool.
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Wed May 21, 2008 2:27 am

Sounds easier than pie to me.

I'm full of ideas today, why don't you go to the school or college in your area and solder it all in there workshop, they usually have things for soldering, well they did in my school, and my college has a whole block to do with plumbng
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