Re: Tony - meths lamps, wick tubes, Parasene torches
- Hi All,
Has anyone (or two) ever used a water torch for any purpose? If you know what it is, ask Mr. Google for the details.
Older than Dirt, Frank
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> Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: Tony - meths lamps, wick tubes, Parasene
> > --- In email@example.com, "David Halfpenny \(y\)"
> > <david.halfpenny@> wrote:
> >> All these options are excellent for soldering and silver-brazing, and
> >> the
> >> differences between them are purely matters of convenience.
> > There seems to be confusion creeping in between firing a boiler and
> > making a boiler. As far as constructing a boiler, there is a world of
> > difference between soldering and true silver brazing. Silver brazing
> > requires a high temperature torch capable of heating the material to at
> > least 1300 deg. F., higher than the capability of the typical soldering
> > torch.
> A typical plumber's blowlamp is only intended for soft soldering, but if it
> can give a blue flame with a pale blue inner cone it is hot enough for
> silver brazing. How big a piece it will braze depends on the size of the
> flame. The hottest part of the flame (as you'll know but others may not) is
> just beyond the blue cone.
> The Go System torches are all labelled with the flame temperature they can
> The lowest is 1300C (not F).
> David 1/2d
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Halfpenny \(y\)" <david.halfpenny@...> wrote:
>Thanks, for a tiny leak that's a good idea, if I cannot fix the leak completely.
> . . . . Just fit the torch to the can, get the job done and then store your torch
> OFF the can and you'll be OK.
> If a can bubbles under water on its own, then I'm less sure about that.I suspected the can itself too but it passed the underwater test.