RE: [Distillers] Cleaning up freshly soldered copper
- Tony, come and see me, i have a special cleaning agent specifically for
From: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
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
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 ...) ?
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