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Cold side piping?

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  1. termcobra281

    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Hey guys thinking about building my own cold side piping with 304 stainless steel at 16g... wondering if this will work out ok??? I have easy access to blenders and all that stuff to make it work
     
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    ShootyMCstabby Brownie Hound. Established Member

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    If you can use a tig half as good as you can ask goofy questions. You should be alright.
     
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    SecondhandSnake Member Established Member

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    It will work. Of course it will be much heavier than other materials.
     
  4. termcobra281

    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Yea I can run a tig great, and no question is goofy as long as someone is learning, and I am sure you started somewhere learning. Thanks for the help secondandsnake
     
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    SecondhandSnake Member Established Member

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    My first aluminum welds were actually doing my cold side. :eek:
     
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    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Sweet.....
     
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    Blown38 Active Member Established Member

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    I would use aluminum. Its cheaper and lighter. And easier to TIG.
     
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    2fst4urtrk OHIM2FST4U Established Member

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    Aluminum and stainless are about the same price, Stainless is wayyy easier to weld especially if youre walking the cup. Im a process pipe welder and can knock out stainless pipes all day no need for filler and complete penetration. Aluminum is better for heat distribution and is dramatically lighter but price wise basically the same lol
     

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