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    Default I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    I have been itching try out my new gas torch, but unfortunately I don't have a wheelbarrow.

    So I decided to fix my braai. One of the steel clips that retains the grid rusted off, so I made a new clip and brazed it in place.

    I decided not to fill the gap as the damn fluxed silver based ones are R90 each.

    Not beautiful but functional.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Some paint - I am not holding my breath.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Whats wrong with a bolt? I know . Its just not as much fun. We all want to know what your gas torch looks like.

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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Whats wrong with a bolt? I know . Its just not as much fun. We all want to know what your gas torch looks like.
    To what can I bolt it, oh Plunger oh Plunger, to what can I bolt it .......

    Not obvious from the pics, but there is about 20mm radius of nonethingness there.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Oom Keith, would a piece of flat 0,5mm steel plate riveted from the inside not have been easier or cheaper?

    Anyway, well done - you must be a patient man.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Some paint - I am not holding my breath.
    That "engine" spray paint can handle up the 200c according to my contact in the industry. SprayOn has now released a new paint that is marketed as "braai" paint and should handle 600c. Have a look for it at the better hardware suppliers.
    I've been using a new paint to spray braai's and ovens that is good for 700c. You have to use a special type of thinners with it and if you don't get the ratio correct, it looks like your spray gun is spewing candyfloss. When mixed correctly it gives great coverage and looks good when dry. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Whats wrong with a bolt? I know . Its just not as much fun. We all want to know what your gas torch looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Oom Keith, would a piece of flat 0,5mm steel plate riveted from the inside not have been easier or cheaper?

    Anyway, well done - you must be a patient man.
    Let me guess, OASIS is not near the coast.

    I found the only 3 sq mm of stuff that would shine once cleaned with a grinder.

    Besides, I have already used my pop rivet gun.

    Next stop - Creme Brulee
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Ah .So it'd not an icy acetylene set. So you are using a small Mapp gas canister. Very useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Ah .So it'd not an icy acetylene set. So you are using a small Mapp gas canister. Very useful
    I would give my left battery for an oxy. Why don't they make baby oxy set sets.

    I goggled my fingers to death on that gas burner set. Some burners are good for heating large areas but difficult to get a really hot spot, others with MAPP and a pencil beam concentrate the heat hot enough to braze, but only for small items.

    Funny thing is. I actually bought three burners, and the one in the pic is the best one for brazing and the cheapest buy far - bought from - my local MICA.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I would give my left battery for an oxy. Why don't they make baby oxy set sets.

    I goggled my fingers to death on that gas burner set. Some burners are good for heating large areas but difficult to get a really hot spot, others with MAPP and a pencil beam concentrate the heat hot enough to braze, but only for small items.

    Funny thing is. I actually bought three burners, and the one in the pic is the best one for brazing and the cheapest buy far - bought from - my local MICA.
    They make a baby sized set...
    Around $300 USD here in the states
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    Quote Originally Posted by AardvarkNV View Post
    They make a baby sized set...
    Around $300 USD here in the states
    Lovely. I think the problem here is that the bottles are actually on hire, you never really own them, and you need a major vendor to support the sizes.

    Don't think you get disposable size cannisters.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    They do the porta pack which you own but swop when the gas runs out. But they are about 30 k.
    Fortunately I own one

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    I managed to buy proper acetylene/oxygen set with cutting head 2nd hand. They are as scares as chicken teeth (as 2nd hand). SWAMBO needed one. I do not have the hard soldering nozzles but they are readily available. I cannot solder or weld. My hands were shaking before I was born. Acetylene was too hot to use. Normal home gas with correct regulator coupled with oxygen works well. It could be easier to use for soldering.

    Silver solder is good but I suspect very much overkill for the job.

    Using oxygen/acetylene welding is possible. 1984 or 1985 summer I saw steam line welded that way.

    For OP to read:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    I managed to buy proper acetylene/oxygen set with cutting head 2nd hand. They are as scares as chicken teeth (as 2nd hand). SWAMBO needed one. I do not have the hard soldering nozzles but they are readily available. I cannot solder or weld. My hands were shaking before I was born. Acetylene was too hot to use. Normal home gas with correct regulator coupled with oxygen works well. It could be easier to use for soldering.

    Silver solder is good but I suspect very much overkill for the job.

    Using oxygen/acetylene welding is possible. 1984 or 1985 summer I saw steam line welded that way.

    For OP to read:
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics...ng/gas-welding

    Consumable is not as expensive as that silver solder
    I think fluffy used a brazing rod.Or at least a brazing flux coated rod would get the task done. But what concerns me here is that no one has got into a fight about the fact that he repaired it. Weber braais are only R1000 So why bother and waste your time and energy trying to repair it.
    It's not like it has been souped up and can braai better😁Members have forgotten the wheelbarrow thread

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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I would give my left battery for an oxy. Why don't they make baby oxy set sets.
    Save your left battery, contact your home loans people to up your bond and get a PortaPack, by AFROX. There are also similar mini kits around, but I have no idea about refilling them.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    I think fluffy used a brazing rod.Or at least a brazing flux coated rod would get the task done. But what concerns me here is that no one has got into a fight about the fact that he repaired it. Weber braais are only R1000 So why bother and waste your time and energy trying to repair it.
    It's not like it has been souped up and can braai better😁Members have forgotten the wheelbarrow thread
    I have been waiting for 4e to klap me on the kop.

    The rod is actually "Silver Solder Flux Coated" Working Temp 650 - 700 C

    Normal brazing rod, I just cant get up to temp. Takes a loong time, and then the weld doesn't flow properly and leaves a matt rough finish.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Lovely. I think the problem here is that the bottles are actually on hire, you never really own them, and you need a major vendor to support the sizes.

    Don't think you get disposable size cannisters.
    Bottles on hire here are a lot more common now and easily swapped out (but Im in a major metro area)... I much happier with hired bottles, no waiting and more importantly owned bottles have become problematic with the regulations regarding hydrostatic testing... My old O2 bottle that is owned was not worth re-testing...

    Disposables are available here in this size/style...
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Save your left battery, contact your home loans people to up your bond and get a PortaPack, by AFROX. There are also similar mini kits around, but I have no idea about refilling them.
    I'm think really small sets, with disposable tins like the propane gas ones used by plumbers.

    EDIT Lo and behold -

    https://leroymerlin.co.za/kit-weldin...-page-product2
    Last edited by Fluffy; 2021/06/15 at 08:58 PM.
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    Default Re: I haven't got a wheelbarrow so I fixed my braai instead.

    Our 2nd hand set was one of these. Empty bottles. Filled up cheaply or they were exchanged. I cannot remember. At the time you could buy the kits at Builders for a fortune. I was a bit lucky.

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/s-afrox+portapak/v1q0p1

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Save your left battery, contact your home loans people to up your bond and get a PortaPack, by AFROX. There are also similar mini kits around, but I have no idea about refilling them.
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