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Re: Black Knight...SUPERTRAPP!!!!
Sweet! I need to reconfigure the shop before I add anything but I definitely want to make one come the spring. Can you store it vertically when its not in use?trek97 said:Thanks bud, hope to get a lot closer this long weekend.
I,will send you a drawing this weekend.
Yea, just unscrew the 2 pivot locks and the top half lifts off. And both top and base cad be propped up on the wall. I’ll do a vid for ya.advCo said:Sweet! I need to reconfigure the shop before I add anything but I definitely want to make one come the spring. Can you store it vertically when its not in use?
Stainless to stainless is always a problem. Antisieze with copper seems to be reliable on bolts, keeping in mind the weakness and gummy nature of stainless and using proper for stainless torque. Pipe threads require nickle. Teflon tapes are made with nickle embedded in them for this very purpose are readily available, and are actually a very good thing to have around for non stainless applications, though a bit pricey. Mandatory for stainless!! Large diameter stainless pipe threads (4" dia plus) are very hard to reliably seal. Teflon/nickle tape and teflon pipe dope has proven the best in my own experience along with great care making/inspecting the threads to begin with.pidjones said:That sounds so smoooooth. With all of the work in it, it should, right?
Does the Teflon paste really work? At work, we had a lot of SS 1/4" NPT fittings into aluminum castings that had been "sealed" with teflon tape. They carried helium, and all leaked. When pulled apart to repair, they had all galled and ripped aluminum threads out with them. Luckily they were shallow enough to be retapped and sealed with blue refrigerant sealant (LeakLok). Of course, NPT threads have a lot of pressure on them. On SS into aluminum bolts, I've been using a product called NeoLube - collodial suspension of graphite in isopropyl alcohol. When the alcohol evaporates, it's like graphite plating. Fantastic for SS to SS at really high temps, and so far has worked for me on SS in aluminum. You MUST use lock washers, however! (And reduce torque, as it is very slick and easy to draw threads right out.)