I just discovered a slow leak at the hot water pipe on the water heater, the
plumber installed 2 yrs ago but looks like a bad soldering job. The leak is
very, very small, I only own a butane torch for building brass frames for
slot cars, could it be used on this joint? I was thinking of putting some
flux on it and heating it till the existing solder flows right. Would that
work? I never worked with copper pipe before.
yea, still running the old(1/24) ones! Gilbert frames, or my own,and HO with
the nephews; but can't race them with the new cars! I use attachment to
rebuild the frames.
I noticed the mineral deposits(whitish stuff at joint) on the pipe kinda
stopping the leak, can't afford a plumber right now, can my torch fix the
leak as I describe?
There is no want like that of a twelve year old boy looking at a glass case
full of 1/24 slot cars and parts. He knows there is no way he can afford
one with his paper route money, so he goes home to his HO cars and the snap
together track that always had connection problems.
Is it too late for a 46 year old plumber to give his inner child a big cool
slot car track with neat 1/24 scale cars and a buncha cool wheels and motors
and frames and stuff?
Leave it alone and it will "heal" itself. Seriously.
Thanks Mark for the info, I now sleep bettah!
The link below is a portal to lots of slot car stuff, 1/24 is cool but has
drawbacks, like too big for the house! 1/32 is fast and you can setup a nice
layout and the cars are super detailed, HO is okay, I still like it, but
too small for some tastes.
I go to the 1/24 tracks just to enjoy the sound of those motors and check
my reflexes, (I'm 51!!) The HO clubs, to help save on expenses/time have
rules on controllers, cars, I still like Group 7 style unlimited superfast
cutting edge building (but no time to do it, like when I was a teen) so I
run the 'vintage' stuff I have. Some
guys want me to try HO racing again, but I have those time constraints!
Thanks again and I hope the link below will get the motor humming!
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