From: Randy (email@example.com)
I take it, you mean engine oil?
...and yes, by all means, remove the beer first!
I take it , too, a soda can (of which there are more of around here) would
do as well?
I had read in Popular Science/Mechanics...1960's(?)...that one can solder
aluminum....the article was about making an out-door lamp.
Using a glass-fibre(?) brush, to work-in the solder, it would stick....thus
tinning the 2 metals...then the 2 were sweat soldered like you'd do a
The oil part...hmmm...sounds like whats going on is that it keeps air from
getting at the 'exposed' aluminum....liquid TIG or MIG welding !
Contadina Tomatoe Paste cans...quite small..1.75 oz I think....make for
great, solderable IF and RF xformers.....is what I used them for to replace
wooked ones in old, too-far-gone-to-restore-to-classic-condition,-but-good-to
Those APC series trimm caps just fit neatly, and space to stick in a coil
under it...to make a tank ckt with.
All my cans, I've used like that, I'd either paint ...or tin with solder...
as the metal rusts fairly quick....
Had a solder-pot...and I'd save all my spent solder..any removed during a
rebuild..and remelt it...skim off the glop on top and just prior to a dip,
I'd smear flux on the can ( or other victem)...plunge and duck the stink.
OSHA would LOVE me!
-- Randy KA1UNW If you get a shock while servicing your equipment, "Works for me!" firstname.lastname@example.org DON'T JUMP! -Peter Keyes You might break an expensive tube!
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