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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:40 am

are quick connect fittings solderable and what pressure rating are they?
i dont know if it matters but i want 1/4 npt
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:26 am

solder-able: I don't see why you couldn't solder the male ones. THe female ones have a spring and gasket, but if you removed those (Usually a snap ring on the actual Quick Connect end), I don't see why not.

Just make sure they are made out of a solder-able material and probably not Zinc coated. Brass ones should be fine.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:42 am

Also, make sure the tolerances between the two parts you want to solder are decent. I know a lot of people here just sort of glob things together with solder, but there's actual tolerances for pipe fittings' 'fit' of all types. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:17 pm

ramses wrote:solder-able: I don't see why you couldn't solder the male ones. THe female ones have a spring and gasket, but if you removed those (Usually a snap ring on the actual Quick Connect end), I don't see why not.

Just make sure they are made out of a solder-able material and probably not Zinc coated. Brass ones should be fine.


I picked up some yesterday. They aren't made of brass. Something like aluminium, coated with something else... "the coated something else" is the stuff that makes them bright coloured , mine are bright blue.

Should i be alright?

mark.f wrote:Also, make sure the tolerances between the two parts you want to solder are decent. I know a lot of people here just sort of glob things together with solder, but there's actual tolerances for pipe fittings' 'fit' of all types. :wink:


Don't worry im a pro solder...er .
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:44 pm

Sounds like aluminium, you can't reasonably solder to that. Not even a pro solderererer.
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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:17 am

aw damn , well i guess teflon tape will do till i find a brass one to replace it
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:06 am

you could solder a threaded adapter to the launcher and thread the QC onto that.
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Unread postAuthor: Major Collins » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:20 pm

im not too sure i know what part your saying for me to soldier on my launcher ...

on another note you can assemble and reassemble female quick connect and not not lose any function right?
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