pressed onMay 10 2012 at 7:36 AM
|chuck (Login charlie9g)|
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Response to Whoa there
handle looks to be hollow accepting the shaft of the bolt which is pressed into the handle.
the cooling rag would be a small distance away from the end area being heated. the idea, and it may be just a vanity, is to have as little of the bolt as possible annealed by heat, just the end.
same idea when sweating in a plumbing valve, i will wrap a wet rag around the body of the valve to protect plastic components inside the valve, and only the flanges of the valve and connecting tubing accept the full heat. that's probably a vanity in itself as the valve manufacturers must make the components to take the sweating heat. it still bothers me enough to do it.
i would think the rag could be a half inch from the handle and things should go fine, with the assembly squeezed into a vise. at the beginning of the heat color, or just before, it should expand enough to turn off with slip joint pliers. seems like a simple matter.
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