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  • ThymThym
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    This discussion was created from comments split from a never ending source of wonder and conversation..
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  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    My damn jb weld job on my hlt failed during testing last night.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    Had to order ss parts because stupid Lubbock doesn't have them anywhere.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jlwjlw
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    BenS said:

    My damn jb weld job on my hlt failed during testing last night.



    duct tape?
  • JerryJerry
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    BenS said:

    My damn jb weld job on my hlt failed during testing last night.



    If you didn't test it you would have made it work, I know you would have.
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    BenS said:

    My damn jb weld job on my hlt failed during testing last night.



    If you didn't test it you would have made it work, I know you would have.

    sound logic. at least at a minimum you wouldn't have known is failed
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    45$ later, I bought my $3 parts
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    BenS said:

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.


    how could that not work?
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    BenS said:

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.


    how could that not work?


    seems like that should do the trick.
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248

    BenS said:

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.


    how could that not work?


    Don't know, but it wasn't holding.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    BenS said:

    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts


    Do you have the equipment to weld anything?
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    jlw said:

    BenS said:

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.


    how could that not work?


    seems like that should do the trick.


    I would have thought so also. I don't think it was sticking to the metal. I reapplied a couple of times and water kept dipping out from under the jb.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248

    BenS said:

    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts


    Do you have the equipment to weld anything?


    Yep. Wire mig welder and stick welder at work.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jlwjlw
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    Which JB Wled product did you use? I see there are myriad of options.
  • jlwjlw
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    I wonder if this one would have worked better?

    http://www.jbweld.com/product/perm-o-seal/

  • BenSBenS
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    jlw said:

    Which JB Wled product did you use? I see there are myriad of options.



    Classic 2 part epoxy.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    BenS said:

    jlw said:

    BenS said:

    what did you jb? SS, plastic, and to what?



    SS. I had a leak in a weld and tried to seal it with jb. Didn't work.


    how could that not work?


    seems like that should do the trick.


    I would have thought so also. I don't think it was sticking to the metal. I reapplied a couple of times and water kept dipping out from under the jb.


    I take it the spot that doesn't get above 100C? If so, just use 5min epoxy. The more liquidy stuff will get in the leek better. scuff the area with sand paper and clean it with acetone first. JB should work if you use it right, but something that can seep in will work better.
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    BenS said:

    BenS said:

    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts


    Do you have the equipment to weld anything?


    Yep. Wire mig welder and stick welder at work.


    Then you can weld SS
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    jlw said:

    I wonder if this one would have worked better?

    http://www.jbweld.com/product/perm-o-seal/



    Maybe.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249
    BenS said:

    jlw said:

    Which JB Wled product did you use? I see there are myriad of options.



    Classic 2 part epoxy.


    not JB quick (i think they spell it funny).
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248

    BenS said:

    BenS said:

    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts


    Do you have the equipment to weld anything?


    Yep. Wire mig welder and stick welder at work.


    Then you can weld SS


    I'm not willing to buy a stainless wire wheel for the mig. And I've never heard on arc welding stainless.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 73,249

    BenS said:

    BenS said:

    Since I don't have the equipment to weld stainless and my friend who does graduated and moved away, I had to order weldless parts


    Do you have the equipment to weld anything?


    Yep. Wire mig welder and stick welder at work.


    Then you can weld SS


    Just need a spool or pack of SS sticks/wire
    "I'm going to guess that you are, indeed, fucked up."
    CurlyFat's 59,000th post
  • C_BC_B
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    BenS said:

    My damn jb weld job on my hlt failed during testing last night.



    Why no pics?
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