brazing exhaust with coat hanger
That is all we had on the farm. Use acetone to remove grease. I will not say it won't work as I expect we all have done it. Early 50's 1/4 mi. A couple bucks for a 42" stick, and will also work with the propane. Trademark Office. If I had any welding rod around at all, I wouldn't even think about using the coat hanger. Brazing shouldn't be used on anything near the exhaust ports, because the exhaust gases run in the 1200-1500 degree F range right out of the exhaust ports. I WOULD and use mapp gas or oxy/acet torch like a plumbers set up !! Being there is no standard for the metal that coat hangers are made from they range across the spectrum of quality material. I usually cut the hook off and straighten a bunch at a time and keep them right in the tube with by brazing rods. I worked at a body and fender shop when I was in high school (1968). Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it? Thanks for that input! Please Login or Register. its very simple: Will it work? It happens all the time at bdirty's farm. Copyright © 2000-2020 by, SmokStak® Shop Equipment Tools and Techniques. A good drill will cut either of the 2. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Hadn't invented mig yet. I didn't know you could do that. Step 1 Clean the metal you plan to braze. Steel needs to be welded, not soldered. It comes in straight sticks about 16" long, gold colored and coated with a white flux. So far I have used it on fairly low stress items like car exhaust pipe repair. It was pretty cool. I had one of those rods from a windshield wiper blade stuck all the way through my hand! Still wouldn't trust that type of weld on a critical joint though. "A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts." Just for grins I had some coat hangers scanned for composition. No reason not to use them on small jobs that just need to stick together, like exhaust pipe or other unstructural things around the shop and home. Maybe that's what has people confused, Id love to buy this bike!! If this is your first visit, be sure to Of course he was using ox /acetylene torch. I just see that Aluminum rod stuff. I wouldn't use it for anything I give a s--- about though. Well I figured this wasn't worth a new thread so I'll dump it here. I wigged out when I saw what they were doing......turned out the exhaust system rusted away before the weld gave out. All times are GMT-6. This is an old practice that - years ago coat hangers were made out of a much higher grade steel than now, now they have a lot more impurities. I do remember he used Straight Propane. For a steering linkage, no. My friend did light torch welding of sheetmetal and tubes. The wire seems to work better after being run through the bailer, wipes off some of the excess protective coating. It may not display this or other websites correctly. I've used them for many different jobs with great results. Its kinda like brazing. You can use a propane torch to braze most metals you want to join. Going thru a small village at night she spotted a guy that had built a multi story home out of school buses and figured he knew how to weld. A couple … I try to get them from folks cleaning out older folks homes and stuff that have the old 1's. Brazing permanently joins two metals using a torch. JavaScript is disabled. But I don't know about the strength, tho they say its fine... granted they don't weld bikes. The first time I saw it done was in a muffler shop and they were using the process on my car. From what I've found the main issue is the purity of brazing material. She finished the race that night, then totaled the car the next day. If you try to use a plain steel hanger with no coating, even the slightest amount of rust will bugger up you weld. The problem these days is the questionable metallurgy involved. Being there is no standard for the metal that coat hangers are made from they range across the spectrum of quality material. Send me a PM. I am sure many drag links too. Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. I would not waste your time like Hound said this place is dead, Ha yes well it is early I stop back a little later, Ok well I got over the childish shit I know I was one of the worst, Probably not I think we piss lotta people off and you're grumpy old bastard's kind a hold a gruge, Occasionally I have not had proper welding rod on hand for plain steel welding and have used a coat hanger as a rod. Unless it's an emergency it's not worth it to me. Wire hangers will work fine, but the metal can be very dirty leaving pits and adhere poorly at worst. I was told to never use them where strength was required because coat hangers are made of the crappiest steel alloys. SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark in the U.S. To solder iron parts, I use "Bronze-flow", which is a high temperature brazing alloy. Not that any of this will be state certified. A new Imported hanger from Wally World has the composition of some form of Asian monkey dung as best as we can tell. Nothing was critical though, just exhaust and maybe some bodywork. He only used a propane torch and old Coathangers. I've heard many time of "Old Timers" welding with O/A using bare(no flux) coat hanger wire as 'filler'. Friend was racing down in Mexico a few years back and tore a suspension part in half, kept going but at a slower speed. Thirty five years ago I used a few for O/A welding, but my wife told me to buy some rods or quit welding because she needed all the hangers we had. !+, Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Bought a good supply of 1/8" and 3/32" rods about 1981 and still workin' on 'em.............they never go bad. I have looked for Youtube Videos but can not find any. Welcome Guest. I saw the whole coat hanger thing used in a body shop I worked at this summer. She managed to call him down from the top floor of his mansion and although neither spoke the others language the broken part was obvious, he drug out a set of tanks and welded the part together with coat hangers. check out the. I did forget to mention that this was oxyacetylene welding, but you folks figured that out. An old one from about 1940 from my grandfather has almost identical composition as the old Linde #7 rod. Coat hanger works. This page was generated at 09:23 PM. I assumed he meant for welding, not for brazing. Was this ever an common/widespread practis?Was the technique practical?What were some of the applications? I don't think I woild use it as a comon practice. Ive been looking for one for a long time now.Please contact me Thanks. Is this okay or a bad idea? Wire hangers will work fine, but the metal can be very dirty leaving pits and adhere poorly at worst. Some Years ago. Most coat hangers are low quality steel wire. I was told the coat hanger did not get hard like the regular weld wire so it was easier to drill. You must log in or register to reply here. You can't beat hangers for aluminized exhaust parts. The metal will be orange-hot at flow temp. Use sandpaper to remove oxidation. If you use brazing rod on headers, the headers will fall apart. Stock cars on a shoe string diet, gas and hangers equaled many crash/nerf bars. Has anyone seen this done? I'm surprised no one mentioned bailing wire. The problem is that you have no idea about the quality or strength of the steel in the hanger. Welding rod is so cheap that it's not even worth the effort of messing with the coat hangers and settling for a substandard weld unless its an emergency. It could be wonderful or it could be s**t. For an exhaust pipe, yes. And people wonder why we buy American. Coat hanger Rods Probably lots of welds have been made with coat hangers as filler rod, I know I used plenty in the fifties, going to school and money was tight. Depression era welder, still works good. The fellow there said they were the best for welding the parts back on. Will it be a good sound weld? Sometimes you get some that just don't take to it, but oftentimes they do work fine. No it will be near as strong as using the correct filler. You are using an out of date browser. propane is very explosive i don't recommend propane xxxxx, Rat Rods, Hot Rods, VW's or any other custom, Motorcycles, Scooters and Board Track Bikes, How long do you have to practice social distancing before actually doing it? I have brazed with a Coat hanger be fore.. Did it all the time.. From what I've found the main issue is the purity of brazing material. fast getting to a point you can't even find metal coat hangers. Bicycle spokes maybe a bit cleaner, and a brazing rod coated in flux is relatively cheap. yes why yes it will. Click here to remove banner ads from this forum. Hahaha, it works. The right wire is cheaper than a law suite. Bicycle spokes maybe a bit cleaner, and a brazing rod coated in flux is relatively cheap. Propane torches are widely available in your local hardware stores, plumbing supply houses as well as at metalsmith and jewelry supply companies. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Always worked great for me. Sell as a welder or antique. I have used it to plug holes that need to be re-drilled in the same spot. I've welded a many a door on a dirt stock car with coat hangers, as well as exhaust headers, and similar things. DIKK PICS ARE WAITING FOR YOU SPOKESHAVE!!! It welded good anyways. To top it all off he used a pants hanger with the velvet type material coating to keep the pants from slipping. The one that dies with the most tools wins. rat rod bikes sukks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can also use high temperature silver solder, 45%, with white flux. I've used them for years, I don't do it often enough to keep good clean rod around so the old coat hanger fills the bill.. Everybody I know uses it for exhaust, sheet metal and other light duty jobs.


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