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Offline BarryS

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Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:37:38 PM »
Does anyone have a MAPP gas torch or something along those lines?  I have a broken aluminum piece on one of my cameras and I'd like to borrow or rent one for a repair.  Alternatively, if you're a jewelry or metal worker with a torch and can do the repair, maybe we can work something out.  My plan is to use some aluminum repair brazing rods to fix the part.  Thanks!
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Re: Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 02:15:12 PM »
I have a propane torch (not as hot as MAPP), but it ought to work with brazing...

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Re: Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 07:55:30 PM »
Thanks Ed.  My understanding is a a propane torch will work if the cross section isn't too large, but beyond that, a higher temp MAPP torch is needed.  I'm not sure if the piece I have to fix is too large to be properly heated by propane torch, so i figured the MAPP would be a better choice.
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Re: Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 03:08:46 PM »
Steve Mead has one.  If you don't have his contact, let me know.

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Re: Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 10:57:35 AM »
I have a MAPP gas torch....but it might just melt the aluminum too

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Re: Looking for a MAPP gas torch or similar
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 12:38:52 AM »
I have a little Hobart electric with argon gas or something like that.  Runs on a 220 30 amp electric circuit, like an electric dryer uses, same round plug.  I have never used it on aluminum so no supplies for that, and it may not work.  It is only rated for 1/8 inch steel.  Would need some aluminum flux rod and lots of luck to make it work. Could practice on someones aluminum engine block though...