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1 Low temperature Aluminium welding on 17th December 2014, 12:11 am

mikewazowski

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Hi guys, i was at a classic motor show in birmingham couple of weeks ago and there was a stool that showed how to weld aluminium in your shed Very Happy

It literally works like a soldering iron, you can use these rods with a blow torch to make small brackets etc etc. Its really easy to work with and really good if you're like me and have limited space to work in.

Link to the item on ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-Welding-Low-Temp-Durafix-Easyweld-UK-Rods-Brush-/220865171345?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=520050315499&hash=item336c970f91


Link to a vid of the rods in use - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jijW310xvp4

2 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 6:15 pm

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Thats pretty cool .... video was much better to see whats going on ...


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3 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 6:50 pm

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ive got some on order now so just waiting for them to arrive, im planning to make a bracket for my intercooler etc etc Smile

4 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 7:25 pm

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Good alternative for simple jobs like in the vid for people who don't want a welder. I like the idea of it..

5 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 7:45 pm

mikewazowski

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yeah man defo! ill give you some feedback once i get the rods in Smile

6 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 8:15 pm

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I see you can use it for repair i wonder how strong it will be welding stuff together ...


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7 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 8:31 pm

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Its very strong, at that show bloke did a sample for me by welding two pieces of aluminium into a T piece. I tried to bend one of the sides to see if the weld cracks but the weld was fine, aluminium started bending first but the weld was fine.

Its funny because when you melt down that rod it mixes with existing aluminium so its super strong. I obviously wouldnt make any massive mounts that would hold alot of weight etc but i reckon it would be good for making stuff like battery cages etc etc Smile

8 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 8:35 pm

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Really looking forward to your report mate. Looks good though

9 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 8:37 pm

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Yeah mike for sure, I'll pick some up if it works out well for you.

10 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 10:35 pm

nomad

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Sounds pretty good then ..... i wonder if it would hold out doing like boost pipe joints would make life alot easier doing short pipe runs without loads of silicone joins ...


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11 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 11:06 pm

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I've just ordered a set too so will see if they work as can't do allie with my tig


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12 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 18th December 2014, 11:32 pm

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Exact thing i was thinking nomad, but then id be worried about temperature weakening the weld etc. It would be defo worth testing out tho because i wouldnt mind doing a short run pipework to reduce some lag, Ill defo make a custom aluminium air intake when i have some spare time Smile

Ow and another cool use for these is when you destroy a thready, you can do is redrill the hole one size up, put a bolt of smaller size inside and then fill the gap with molten durafix, no need for tapping threads Very Happy

13 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 19th December 2014, 12:13 am

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Does look clever but unsure how good it would be long term on stressed joints, not really brazing as main alloy not melting into pool so more like solder.
One way to find out I suppose & could be great option for low cost simplicity & doing a job yourself ... look forward to a follow up ...

14 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 24th January 2016, 10:37 am

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I brought some of these yesterday. Has anyone ended up trying it? I wanted to try weld a small AN fitting to my intercooler piping. From what ive read it should be strong enough....

15 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 24th January 2016, 10:39 am

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Not been rude but you not got a cutting of pipe to try it on

16 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 24th January 2016, 11:04 am

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Not rude at all Johnny Smile yeah got a scrap piece I'm going to try on when they show up, was just interested to hear if anyone had used them yet

17 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 24th January 2016, 11:16 am

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I've looked up these things before when i was thinking of welding a hole in an intercooler. I think this is supposed to be better than lumiweld which is not very good. Takes alot of practice or you'll up melting the material your welding or it will go brittle. Lots of practice or just sod it and get it welded

18 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 24th January 2016, 8:16 pm

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Looked easy in the video lol I'll see how the practice piece goes, should be interesting

19 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 31st May 2017, 12:55 pm

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Anyone have any feedback on just how good or bad these rods are?

I bought some a while ago but dependant on type of material (whether it be mainly alloy or alluminium based) as to success rate in terms of strength scratch


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20 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 31st May 2017, 7:32 pm

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I never got round to ordering any as didnt need anything done as of yet ...


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21 Re: Low temperature Aluminium welding on 31st May 2017, 8:35 pm

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I haven't ended up using the ones I brought.

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