Monthly Archives: January 2018

Aventures in Hot Metal – Part 3: Success!

I got the van pipe fixed and back on today! Here’s the damaged newer pipe still on the van. You can see clearly where the sooty diesel exhaust is leaking along a crack between the pipe and the flange. With … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 2

After all my hard work, it was time to pressure test the exhaust pipe! I found some thick Playmobile toys that I though would work to plug the ends. I cut them out and drilled the appropriate holes. I then … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 1

I did my first metal torch work yesterday, with mostly successful results. I used Muggy Weld SSF-6 High Temperature Silver Solder to close a hole in a damaged exhaust pipe using Lee’s oxyacetylene torch. I have an exhaust pipe on … Continue reading

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Finding the Hot Spot

I was getting super uneven cooking in my square cast iron pan on my induction cooktop. I had another I found at Goodwill for $10, and was inspired by this post to do some hotspot testing using almond flour. The … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Winter is depressing and hard, but I’m back, and I’ve balanced my checkbook for the first time since 2015! I have returned to the indubitable Thai Fresh to plan for my financial future! My weekly visits here to keep track … Continue reading

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