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    Quote Originally Posted by jackintheboxtec View Post
    Havent tried it but a friend told me if its a large hole he would strip a piece of copper wire and wrap that around the pipe where the hole is and braze over that.
    Sounds like it would work!
    Pure genius!

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    This is where experience helps. Gonna have to remember these solutions. Thanks.

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    Brazed up a 3/8" hole one time, was going back but customer flipflopped on the work. nevr went back so I guess it held all these yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackintheboxtec View Post
    Havent tried it but a friend told me if its a large hole he would strip a piece of copper wire and wrap that around the pipe where the hole is and braze over that.
    Sounds like it would work!
    I do this all the time especially on distributor tubes where I can't get my swedging tool in.
    Doug

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    Great thread. Never would have thought about the wire trick!!

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    Great tricks of the trade! Thx for posting. I hope to try the copper wire technique sometime in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeeVAC View Post
    Great tricks of the trade! Thx for posting. I hope to try the copper wire technique sometime in the future.
    Stranded wire works well. You need to use as little heat as possible.
    Doug

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