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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Worked on the preheater for member mxzgotcha. Very time consuming with lots of soldering. Pressure checked afterwords and found no leaks. Kudos to xyz5150 for all the help!
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Nice looking set up. I have seen that before What are you going to do to get the flux out. I like the hood looks like a Air conditioner off the space shuttle
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Not sure on what the plans are for cleaning the flux. I heard talk about using vinegar.
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Not sure on what the plans are for cleaning the flux. I heard talk about using vinegar.
I just flushed with super hot water for a long time, im not sure what else you can do but maybe the vinegar would work
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Flux paste for no-lead solder is made with a petrol gelly name Petrolatum (8009-03-8), and have a melting point in the range of 70-80*C, 158-176*F, and active ingredient are zinc chloride and ammonium chlorides that dissolves in water. use of vinegar is not required since these two products are acidic. better use some soda to neutralise if you want, but a good rinse with 180*F water is the best.
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Sounds crazy but if your unsure if its clean give the final rinse a taste. I always started the season with hot water in the head tank with some cleaner and ran it into the rig under full boil so it was hotter than any sap going through. If you have a garden hose fitting on your hot water heater you can dial it up to VERY HOT and flush it that way and then turn it down.
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Worked on the preheater for member mxzgotcha. Very time consuming with lots of soldering. Pressure checked afterwords and found no leaks. Kudos to xyz5150 for all the help!
Nice work Bob, now lets see a thread on that flow meter your building Rob.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Tomorrow I will start the thread on the flow tube. Not sure yet on the exact span that we will have to work with.
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Rob, that is one fine piece of equipment. I like the bottom line in your signature too. You should have mentioned you were in the Stihl club, you could have gotten a discount!
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Nice Job.
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