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#31
(12-15-2016, 07:38 PM)Angry Red Man Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 07:35 PM)Beans Wrote: Lucky SOB.... I'd kill for them temps.... Lmao

My windows suck too... I put plastic and bubble wrap on them but the cold air still gets in...

I'm wearing long johns and sweaters in the house now  Chuckle

Meh... only 3 more months til spring.... Wanker

It helps if you tape the plastic and bubble wrap to the window frame instead of just sticking it to the window with spit and chewing gum.

Just sayin...

Troll2

I've tried everything over the years Lol 

but the cold even comes through the walls...

Cant tape up my whole house  Chuckle

Just another winter in a frozen hell...

Supposed to be - 20 in a few days...

Great... that is when the garage door freezes open or shut... Chuckle
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#32
If I had to live in that I'd burn the house,claim insurance and move to florida
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#33
(12-15-2016, 07:57 PM)Jenkins! Wrote: If I had to live in that I'd burn the house,claim insurance and move to florida

Scratchinghead Ponder

Thinking

Chuckle
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#34
Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.
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#35
(12-15-2016, 08:04 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote: Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.


What method are you using to weld?
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#36
(12-15-2016, 08:15 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:04 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote: Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.


What method are you using to weld?

It's 2 copper pipes First I tried mapp gas and then oxy acetylene. I've used flux, silver solder, and even led. It keeps leaking or blowing at around 125 PSI. The solder just drips right off and wont even bond to the copper.  Then I went to JB Weld (Even more stupid) because that shit doesnt work. 
I can weld copper to aluminum but not copper to copper. WTF.
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#37
(12-15-2016, 08:23 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:15 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:04 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote: Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.


What method are you using to weld?

It's 2 copper pipes First I tried mapp gas and then oxy acetylene. I've used flux, silver solder, and even led. It keeps leaking or blowing at around 125 PSI. The solder just drips right off and wont even bond to the copper.  Then I went to JB Weld (Even more stupid) because that shit doesnt work. 
I can weld copper to aluminum but not copper to copper. WTF.

The problem I have found in my welding adventures regarding Chinese products is that it has so many impurities in it that some times it next to impossible to weld American steel to Chinese steel.

The impurities cook out and it you get a lot of druss/oilly film.Try butting the to ends together and heat them both at the same time to the point of turning a rainbow color,let them cool and do it again the try soldering it.You could also back them in an over for aa couple of hours. If you have a mig welder go to a welding supply store and tell them you need wire for dissimilar metals and let the know it's copper.


Unless it's just a hobby you don't really need to solder them together,just get some shark bite fittings at home depot although I'm not sure what the application is.
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Are you making one of these?
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#39
(12-15-2016, 08:37 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:23 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:15 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:04 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote: Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.


What method are you using to weld?

It's 2 copper pipes First I tried mapp gas and then oxy acetylene. I've used flux, silver solder, and even led. It keeps leaking or blowing at around 125 PSI. The solder just drips right off and wont even bond to the copper.  Then I went to JB Weld (Even more stupid) because that shit doesnt work. 
I can weld copper to aluminum but not copper to copper. WTF.

The problem I have found in my welding adventures regarding Chinese products is that it has so many impurities in it that some times it next to impossible to weld American steel to Chinese steel.

The impurities cook out and it you get a lot of druss/oilly film.Try butting the to ends together and heat them both at the same time to the point of turning a rainbow color,let them cool and do it again the try soldering it.You could also back them in an over for aa couple of hours. If you have a mig welder go to a welding supply store and tell them you need wire for dissimilar metals and let the know it's copper.


Unless it's just a hobby you don't really need to solder them together,just get some shark bite fittings at home depot although I'm not sure what the application is.

Yeah it's a cap tube for refrigeration so it's about as thick as a 10 AWG ground wire. It fits into the evaporator coil and the other end goes into a copper filter dryer. 
I get them both red hot, But If I use to much heat the capillary tube will melt, fuse and clog. So I have to be extra careful. I will try the whole heating and reheating thing.  Makes sense.  Yeah3
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#40
(12-15-2016, 08:49 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:37 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:23 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:15 PM)Jenkins! Wrote:
(12-15-2016, 08:04 PM)PathfinderTango Wrote: Why can't you weld Chinese and American copper together? I've tried everything and it's like trying to mix water with oil.


What method are you using to weld?

It's 2 copper pipes First I tried mapp gas and then oxy acetylene. I've used flux, silver solder, and even led. It keeps leaking or blowing at around 125 PSI. The solder just drips right off and wont even bond to the copper.  Then I went to JB Weld (Even more stupid) because that shit doesnt work. 
I can weld copper to aluminum but not copper to copper. WTF.

The problem I have found in my welding adventures regarding Chinese products is that it has so many impurities in it that some times it next to impossible to weld American steel to Chinese steel.

The impurities cook out and it you get a lot of druss/oilly film.Try butting the to ends together and heat them both at the same time to the point of turning a rainbow color,let them cool and do it again the try soldering it.You could also back them in an over for aa couple of hours. If you have a mig welder go to a welding supply store and tell them you need wire for dissimilar metals and let the know it's copper.


Unless it's just a hobby you don't really need to solder them together,just get some shark bite fittings at home depot although I'm not sure what the application is.

Yeah it's a cap tube for refrigeration so it's about as thick as a 10 AWG ground wire. It fits into the evaporator coil and the other end goes into a copper filter dryer. 
I get them both red hot, But If I use to much heat the capillary tube will melt, fuse and clog. So I have to be extra careful. I will try the whole heating and reheating thing.  Makes sense.  Yeah3

Good luck with it.
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