DIYAPASON-L Digest #626 - Sunday, August 18, 2002
 
Whiting - pipe soldering
  by "Pieter Smit" <pieter@cadence-engineering.co.za>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Whiting - pipe soldering
  by "Steven" <sdurham11@attbi.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Whiting - pipe soldering
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Whiting - pipe soldering From: "Pieter Smit" <pieter@cadence-engineering.co.za> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 15:31:00 +0200   Does anybody know the correct formula for the whiting (or red oxblood = stuff) that is used when soldering pipes? I am to solder high lead pipes = (where the temperature is higher than for spotted metal). Up to now I have used masking tape very successfully for small jobs, but for larger jobs I guess that I need the right stuff. I guess that it is possible to import some whiting from one of the supply houses, but here in South Africa I would = like to see if I can come right with local chemicals.   Pieter Smit pieter@cadence-engineering.co.za      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Whiting - pipe soldering From: "Steven" <sdurham11@attbi.com> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 07:49:17 -0700   Pieter:   I have some whiting powder from Organ Supply Industries but it doesn't include the ingredient list on the package. I would email their technical support person and ask for advice. They are extremely helpful and will = take the time to explain and educate anyone who contacts them. You can view their website and contact them at:   www.organsupply.com   I hope this information helps. There may be people on this list who know the exact ingredient(s) of whiting.   Best Regards,   Steven Durham Portland, OR USA         ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pieter Smit" <pieter@cadence-engineering.co.za> To: "DIYAPASON-L@pipechat. org" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2002 6:31 AM Subject: [Residence Organs] Whiting - pipe soldering     > Does anybody know the correct formula for the whiting (or red oxblood stuff) > that is used when soldering pipes? I am to solder high lead pipes (where > the temperature is higher than for spotted metal). Up to now I have = used > masking tape very successfully for small jobs, but for larger jobs I = guess > that I need the right stuff. I guess that it is possible to import = some > whiting from one of the supply houses, but here in South Africa I would like > to see if I can come right with local chemicals. > > Pieter Smit > pieter@cadence-engineering.co.za > > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Whiting - pipe soldering From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:53:30 EDT   Hi Listers--- Whiting is precipitated Calcium Carbonate, nothing more or nothing less. = One could grind up some white chalk and have just about the same thing that = would act the same, altho the item of commerce should be available the world = over... Are you close to the white cliffs of Dover??? The above information from the Merck Index of chemical compounds. Hope this helps, ---Roc L V Rockafellow New Jersey