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John Cederstrom
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copper exhaust pipe

Post by John Cederstrom » Tue May 16, 2017 1:42 pm

Will regular soldered joints hold up on an exhaust pipe or do they require silver-solder?

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Re: copper exhaust pipe

Post by cc-woodboats » Wed May 17, 2017 6:19 am

I would use silver solder on the exhaust pipe.
it is much stronger and should hold up to the heat and vibration much better than conventional solder.

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Don Danenberg
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Re: copper exhaust pipe

Post by Don Danenberg » Fri May 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Neither,
TIG-WELD Copper is necessary and not all that difficult.

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Re: copper exhaust pipe

Post by island time » Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm

Don I would agree that tig is best and probably better looking too depending on who does it but to answer the question directly, regular old lead solder works just fine.
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Re: copper exhaust pipe

Post by John Cederstrom » Sat May 27, 2017 2:21 am

I appreciate the input. Very helpful.

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Re: copper exhaust pipe

Post by Tightline5 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:04 am

180-195 temp. Lead will fail, been there, done that, silver solder will not, tig is best.
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