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Posted: 3/10/2002 11:52:22 AM EDT
Can anybody help me regarding welding two aluminum pipes together please? The pipes are about 1/2 in. in diameter and 1/20 in. thick. I can provide pictures if needed. The pipes are the exost manifold and the mufler from an R/C 1/8 monster truck. My e-mail is dalecon@earthlink.net
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 12:42:04 PM EDT
Go get it Mig welded at a welding shop... It's probably to thin for Tig...
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 12:55:58 PM EDT
that thin is gonna be more like a jewelry job then a welding job what about swaging a sleave?
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 1:41:13 PM EDT
It can be "soldered" with a propane torch using correct type of flux and solder. Look around at the home center or hardware store in the vicinity of the propane torches for the stuff made for aluminum. Practice first on some scrap aluminum of a similar thickness first. It's pretty easy to melt your parts if you're not careful.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:52:47 PM EDT
Hmmmm, exhaust manifold for a alcohol fueled RC engine. I would think that it gets WAAAAAYY too hot to solder or braze it. MIG welding is the ticket. A job that small shouldn't cost much. Just look in the phone book. My brother in law is a welder, does all types. It's handy to have one in the family!!
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 3:03:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 3:51:44 PM EDT
Don't do it!!!!! Sorry, I thought you said "Wedding advice"
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 4:08:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 5:25:23 PM EDT
OKay.... what is MIG and TIG??? [img]http://home.earthlink.net/~dalecon/_uimages/pipe.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 5:44:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 10:01:12 PM EDT
You will probably find that TIG is the easiest for tubing and will give excellent results, but a lot of the aircraft techs still like to use an oxy-acetylene torch. They use a specialized torch and special flux. Check out www.tinmantech.com
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 11:18:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2002 11:22:23 PM EDT by Steamy_Windows]
Try this site, look for the aluminum kit, I never used it so I can't vouch for the product but it may serve your purpose.[url]www.solder-it.com/solderpaste.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 3/11/2002 1:29:02 AM EDT
SHEEEEEEEEEET! That aint no big thang. Anybody that claims to be a welder and can't weld that better duck his head and get his ass off the job. Worse comes to worse mail that mofo to me. I'll tighten you up bro.!
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