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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 
>> Hello,
>>      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