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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby LtBadd » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:35 am

MinnesotaDave wrote:I guess I'm puzzled by this thread?
I've not seen any listings for sil-bronze or alum-bronze used for joining aluminum?
Did I miss something?

I recently used some alum-bronze rod to tig braze a cast iron piece - worked very well.

I expected it to though as the A2 alum-bronze I bought was specifically listed for cast iron and Jody had done a video on it as well (much appreciated by the way :) ).

As stated in the completely wrong initial post, someone else in another thread talked of using silbrz to fix a hole in AL, I just wanted to give it a try and see what happens, and here we are.
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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:21 pm

I was a partial contributor to that fiasco, and I apologize. We were discussing a 16 gauge aluminum fuel tank. These phrases do not belong together, since an aluminum fuel tank should be 11 gauge, at least, and I replied on the Si-Br while thinking stainless steel, which would be more appropriate at that thickness. I opened my mouth after pouring beer down it, and confused the issue.

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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby exnailpounder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:22 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I was a partial contributor to that fiasco, and I apologize. We were discussing a 16 gauge aluminum fuel tank. These phrases do not belong together, since an aluminum fuel tank should be 11 gauge, at least, and I replied on the Si-Br while thinking stainless steel, which would be more appropriate at that thickness. I opened my mouth after pouring beer down it, and confused the issue.

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Happens to all of us....try vodka next time :lol:
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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:24 pm

exnailpounder wrote:Happens to all of us....try vodka next time :lol:


Have a fine bottle of it in the fridge, as I type this.

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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby exnailpounder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:27 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:Happens to all of us....try vodka next time :lol:


Have a fine bottle of it in the fridge, as I type this.

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Mine is out of the fridge as I type this. :lol: Going slow because I have to pick the wife up soon but after that :twisted:
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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:31 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:Happens to all of us....try vodka next time :lol:


Have a fine bottle of it in the fridge, as I type this.

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Mine is out of the fridge as I type this. :lol: Going slow because I have to pick the wife up soon but after that :twisted:


I have to work tomorrow, so it's beer tonight, as the vodka gets cold alongside the tomato and orange juices for various concoctions I may choose to make.

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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby LtBadd » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:52 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I was a partial contributor to that fiasco, and I apologize. We were discussing a 16 gauge aluminum fuel tank. These phrases do not belong together, since an aluminum fuel tank should be 11 gauge, at least, and I replied on the Si-Br while thinking stainless steel, which would be more appropriate at that thickness. I opened my mouth after pouring beer down it, and confused the issue.

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As I recall from the last podcast with Jimmy Diresta, he said always be willing to experiment. I didn't try that to see if it would work, but to see what would happen.

Below is something I did many years ago on another job, we had purge chambers for Ti parts and we'd use these Ti coupons for a test weld to see if the chamber was ready, I used Inco 62 filler just to see what would happen, I thought it looked cool and kept it all these years.
The coupon looks dark because, well it's been around awhile

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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby Otto Nobedder » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:00 pm

LtBadd wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:I was a partial contributor to that fiasco, and I apologize. We were discussing a 16 gauge aluminum fuel tank. These phrases do not belong together, since an aluminum fuel tank should be 11 gauge, at least, and I replied on the Si-Br while thinking stainless steel, which would be more appropriate at that thickness. I opened my mouth after pouring beer down it, and confused the issue.

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As I recall from the last podcast with Jimmy Diresta, he said always be willing to experiment. I didn't try that to see if it would work, but to see what would happen.

Below is something I did many years ago on another job, we had purge chambers for Ti parts and we'd use these Ti coupons for a test weld to see if the chamber was ready, I used Inco 62 filler just to see what would happen, I thought it looked cool and kept it all these years.
The coupon looks dark because, well it's been around awhile

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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:05 pm

Fossilized centipede? Why isn't that in a museum. Gosh I better call the museum of welding up and tell them you have it.
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Re: SilBrz repair on Aluminum

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:46 pm

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