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hey wondering how i can solder a end cap on a copper tube.

without access to a blow torch.. possible? itll be used for a dice pot. FYI
    
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I just found this. Never heard of it until just now.

http://www.justforcopper.com/JFCHome.htm

Solderless copper bonding.
Edited by Epitope - 3/30/11 at 5:07am
    
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Epoxy or "fake solder" like above would be your only option.
You may want to look into simply buying a cheap pot or something, a copper cap and peice of tube is not going to hold load very well at all.
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Epoxy or "fake solder" like above would be your only option.
You may want to look into simply buying a cheap pot or something, a copper cap and peice of tube is not going to hold load very well at all.
mmm havnt done much/any research on it yet, wondering if its possiable.

problem with buying a pot, shipping. to ship like 2kg of copper from say US to AUS. would cost a fair bit im guessing :/

was thinking today maby a square copper block and bore out the middle a bit? then just a normal copper pipe ontop? so the copper block would be the base..

but i only have access to a drill press :/ no lathe ect
    
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post #5 of 11
Ideally you want to braze it. Perhaps see if a local shop would be willing to help you out and see what/if they'd charge to do it?
post #6 of 11
There is another way to do it XD

Build a fire behind your house.

Put both pieces of copper you need to solder (put together with flux in it) into the fire once it is damn hot.

Wait a couple of minutes or seconds (when you hear the flux sizzle)

Apply solder

???

Profit.


I am not lying here, I have done this. Really half ass backwards way of doing it, but it works XD
 
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Find a Plumber.
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post #8 of 11
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There is another way to do it XD

Build a fire behind your house.

Put both pieces of copper you need to solder (put together with flux in it) into the fire once it is damn hot.

Wait a couple of minutes or seconds (when you hear the flux sizzle)

Apply solder

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Profit.


I am not lying here, I have done this. Really half ass backwards way of doing it, but it works XD
haha might try that way, when work out how ima do it ect...

but yeah a pumber wuld be kinder expensive o.O normaly.
ill ask 1 or 3 and see what they say.
    
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post #9 of 11
Doubt that'll work or transfer heat very well.

If you have a half decent drill press that has a decent vice on it, you could simply buy a copper "round" of about 2" or so, and drill very deep holes in it. Buy a 4 to 6 inch chunk. You can then connect them with angled cuts or with a dremel or smaller holes. Then if you need more volume adding a piece of 2" tube won't be so hard.
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mmm ill see what i can do (:

4 - 6 inch chucks wuld be like $50+ wouldnt they o.O ? :/
    
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