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by DianneB
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Micro torch?

The old cliche is that's it's a poor workman/woman who blames their tools. That is true Pete and I also know what "the right tool for the job" is capable of. I am a pretty good hand with an oxy-acetylene torch (in "full size practice") and found that even the smallest tip in my regular torch was li...
by DianneB
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Micro torch?

I got my Smith Little Torch today .... what a beautiful tool! Nicely made, handles like a dream, and performs wonderfully! It is amazing the degree of precision one can achieve with a good tool. The Little Torch is too small to do anything of significant size - I have a regular Oxy-acetylene torch f...
by DianneB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Micro torch?

I'll do that!
by DianneB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 916

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

LivingLegend wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 am
....They also freeze the ice to around -60 or -70 degree range.....
I don't have dry ice in stock either and don't know how else you could get -60 or -70!!
by DianneB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Eye protection for silver soldering?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Eye protection for silver soldering?

I seem to have been doing a lot of fine silver soldering recently and can't seem to find the right eye protection. If I wear my oxy-acetylene goggles, I can see the flame fine but I can't see the work piece or the puddle of silver - they are in the dark. I tried wearing ordinary sunglasses but they ...
by DianneB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Micro torch?
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Micro torch?

In the end, I always seem to have one more thing to silver solder and on these small parts (mostly 1/4" plumbing) even the smallest tip on my Nord Sea torch is like driving finishing nails with a sledgehammer! I am good at soldering but without a pinpoint flame I can't "run the puddle" like I can on...
by DianneB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pipe Wrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Pipe Wrap?

Has anybody found anything that works well (in 1.5" scale) for insulating pipe wrap?

Working on the throttle in my LE American and in the new arrangement, the throttle line and my fingers keep getting too close together.

Thanks!
by DianneB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

Any time I have tried the "just get it done" approach, it doesn't work and I end up doing it again (and again, and again). When I am doing my level best to do a good job, it only works out about 1/2 the time anyway :(
by DianneB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector

Pipescs wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:03 am
Do you have a filter in your water line?
Yes, an automotive fuel filter designed for fuel injection - very fine mesh.
by DianneB
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 916

1" U in 1/4" copper tube

I needed a U bent from 1/4" copper tube - that's pretty tight! I tried packing a piece of 1/4" tube with fine sand, crimping and soldering the ends closed, and bending it around a 3/4" mandrel. Didn't work - the tube distorted! :cry: I tried filling a piece of 1/4" tube with water, crimping and sold...
by DianneB
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 'soft' silver solder...
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: 'soft' silver solder...

To find descent solder now I have to go to a welder's supply store 1-1/2 hour away. Even old fashioned lead/tin solder is gone (thanks to the tree-huggers).
by DianneB
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Atta Boy for Eccentric Engineering Injector

The problem with the English injectors is they are rated at 100 pounds Sterling!!! Oh, is that what it is! I come from a background of full-size steaming and never encountered an injector that didn't work - some of them had their "eccentricities" but they WORKED! (If they didn't, they would have be...