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RE: [Distillers] Cleaning up freshly soldered copper

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  • Pete Sayers
    Tony, come and see me, i have a special cleaning agent specifically for that. Pete ... From: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 4, 2001
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      Tony, come and see me, i have a special cleaning agent specifically for
      that.
      Pete

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
      [mailto:Tony.Ackland@...]
      Sent: Friday, 5 October 2001 10:59
      To: Distillers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [Distillers] Cleaning up freshly soldered copper


      I'm just completing the construction of one of those new "kiwi_condensors"
      that we bounced around as a concept a month or so back. Looks great and
      should do the trick - I'll send photos & a better construction diagram soon.
      Its my first forray into doing basic metal work / soldering large pipe
      sections etc, and have enjoyed the excuse to get a blowtorch & get into it.
      The construction is a little rough, given that its all been a learning
      exercise (and it was accidentally dropped on the floor about 5 times in the
      process).

      Whats the best way of cleaning up the "now black" product - removing all the
      oxide, clearing up the flux, etc ? Those "StillMaker" photos are always
      really shiney and impressive. How do I get mine into that state ?As basic
      as a bit of elbow effort with steel wool and vinegar, or is there a way of
      cheating ? Anything that I can use a power tool with (looking for more
      excuses ...) ?

      Tony




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