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Re: Merging copper tubing for Primaries
Original poster: "Mike Harrison by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <mike-at-whitewing.co.uk>
On Sat, 03 Feb 2001 10:04:22 -0700, you wrote:
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
>In a message dated 2/3/01 10:02:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>> On my first coil, I had to merge two 50' rolls of 0.25" copper tubing
>> order to amount to the right length for my primary. I simply cut a peice
>> wire (six gauge I think?) that formed a tight friction fit inside the
>> in order to join the two rolls. I am making a new primary, and I am
>> wondering if I should solder the rolls together instead. I plan to use
>> to join them again, and maybe solder ontop of that joint, but I do not know
>> what to do. I know my soldering iron will never complete the job. Any
>> suggestions? Is it necessary? Should I buy a propane torch ...? What
>> would be the best for me to do while I build my primary? Thanks you in
>> advance for any and all help.
>> Bart Mc.
>If your soldering iron is not hot enough, and you don't want to buy
>a propane torch.....you can solder it over a gas burner on a kitchen
>stove, if you have a gas stove. Or maybe a friend has a gas stove (range),
>if you only have an electric stove.
A hot-air paintstripping gun would probably also do the trick,
assuming you're using soft solder (as opposed to hard, brazing type