I post using my cellphone and imgur hosting. Not sure how to change the sizes! Looks good on my phone but I checked it out on PC and see how huge they are.
Wheatley, these chinabay pipes SUCK, but I was able to make it work. I also have zero experience Tig welding but I’m pretty confident I can avoid the mistakes I made with this pipe. For starters, yes I did clean it but in the future I will ensure that I clean the inside of the pipe also, because that was a big issue. Second, heat is everything with this thin crap, I burned through a few times and made a big mess. I almost had to throw the pipe away but was able to salvage it. It’s not pretty, but it’s sealed. I think I may remake the pipe in the future with some better stuff
Here’s a picture of the fiasco. I burned a hole in the pipe because it was very thin, got contamination in the metal from the inside of the pipe, and I continued making it worse. I finally figured out to let the pipe completely cool down, hit it hard and fast with amperage and filler, and then work the torch around to get it to flow out. It’s ugly. The pipe alloy is crap.
Got it filled in eventually. I learned a LOT with this problem...
Also got a cool bead roller. It’s the Jeg’s tool off amazon. Seems to be exactly the same as a bunch of others under different brand names. These used to go for what, $300? I got it for about $100. We’ll worth it in my opinion.
Pipe is complete besides a little cleanup work. I’ll be making the upper IC pipe today/tomorrow and I’m sure it will go faster and with fewer problems!!