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Post by PolarLight » Mon. Mar. 30, 2020 7:50 pm

Of course I need to finish naked indoor black pipes.
Thanks for the link

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Post by PolarLight » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 12:37 am

took 2 months off from job, and got some progress.
Fittings arrived, and 2" pipeline started to grow.....though working with that pipe diameter a lot harder then I originally had thought.
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Post by PolarLight » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 12:45 am

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Bought a power pipe cutter, very nice investment. Couldn't be more happy with that, but electrical threader is disappointing. I prefer a manual one.

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Post by coaledsweat » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 8:10 am

I would return the galvanized fittings and exchange for black, it's not really what you need in a hydronic heating system.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 8:35 am

What ya do need is to get your ass in gear & get-er-done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :roll: ;)

 
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Post by PolarLight » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 10:22 am

coaledsweat wrote:
Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 8:10 am
I would return the galvanized fittings and exchange for black, it's not really what you need in a hydronic heating system.
Thanks, I didn't know that.
Will galvanized fittings course rusting?
I couldn't find black unions, they are all galvanized in our store.
And I couldn't find suppliers who send items to Canada.

 
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Post by PolarLight » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 10:25 am

freetown fred wrote:
Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 8:35 am
What ya do need is to get your ass in gear & get-er-done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :roll: ;)
Yes, the project has to completed in 2 months, I took pandemia holidays.
The most difficult part- replacing underground pipelines. 300' in one direction. At the same time I learn MIG welding.

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 10:36 am

PolarLight wrote:
Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 10:22 am
Thanks, I didn't know that.
Will galvanized fittings course rusting?
I couldn't find black unions, they are all galvanized in our store.
And I couldn't find suppliers who send items to Canada.
There is a risk of hydrolysis but probably not a big one due to the dissimilar metals. The other issue is the galvanized flaking off. And that depends a lot on how it was applied, either plated or hot dipped.

It can and does work but generally it is avoided.

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Post by PolarLight » Sun. Jun. 28, 2020 12:45 pm

Ок, I will put another Y strainer just before pumps to filter out these flakes. Thanks for the advice.
I didn't know that.

 
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Post by PolarLight » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 12:35 am

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My first welding job done today. I never done any welding before, learn welding mostly from YouTube videos.
Liked this one

But I couldn't fit 4 layers as they say, managed to weld 2 layers only. Root +top layer.
Used 70 amp, wire 0.8 and argon +CO2 mixure.

 
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Post by McGiever » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 10:29 am

May pay dividends to do periodic leak checks during progression of welds, repairs will be more than just inconvenient.

 
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Post by Holdencoal » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 5:06 pm

PolarLight wrote:
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My first welding job done today. I never done any welding before, learn welding mostly from YouTube videos.
Liked this one

But I couldn't fit 4 layers as they say, managed to weld 2 layers only. Root +top layer.
Used 70 amp, wire 0.8 and argon +CO2 mixure.

So why didn’t you just use thread-o-lets? Or buy a pre-made header?

 
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Post by PolarLight » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 11:20 pm

There are two reasons why I prefer welding.
1. The most important -I need to become confident with welding, in couple of weeks I gonna start welding underground pipelines. So, I need to learn before I start.
2. The second reason.
I have got a tonn of different pipe fittings from a factory, almost for free. I paid around 50 cents per each. And unfortunately they are not threaded.

Right, now I am kinda confused, shell I weld just only one layer with bigger amperage, or better do root first , then top layer?
I have 2" and 1-1/2" pipes.
I weld everyday a little, and weld looks better and better, so, I have a progress, and I love it.

 
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Post by PolarLight » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 11:22 pm

McGiever wrote:
Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 10:29 am
May pay dividends to do periodic leak checks during progression of welds, repairs will be more than just inconvenient.
What is the best way to check these leaks? System isn't completed yet (loop is open).

 
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Post by PolarLight » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 11:34 pm

I am installing unions as many as possible and coupling them with ball valves. In case of leakage system can be separated, and fixed.

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