jones bottling tank

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  1. afss

    afss New Member

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    any one know if the older jones bottling tanks (stainless) are ok to use by todays standards? wondering about the seams and if there is any lead etc in the joints.
     

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  2. Murrell

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    Surely if stainless I dought any lead in the seams.

    If your really want to check, take the point of a pocket Knife and try to scratch the seam, lead will eaisly scratch off.

    But again why would they make it stainless with lead seams ??

    Murrell
     

  3. afss

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    no idea, but the seams look "gobby" and large as opposed to others i have seen. I'll take a pic and post it soon
     
  4. afss

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    here are a few pictures
     

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  5. Redcrane

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    In my experience it has been very difficult to silver solder stainless. I believe it would be nearly (if not entirely) impossible to solder with lead.
     
  6. Iddee

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    I have attempted it several times, without success. Stainless just will not bond to lead solder.
     
  7. riverrat

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    looks to me like it has been either silver soldered or more likely silver brazed which was common in stainless years ago
     
  8. tecumseh

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    or perhaps just a poorly done wire feed (mig) job???
     
  9. riverrat

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    That was my first thought but I never seen a mig lay down and flatten out like that. almost looks like they spread caulking on the joints. I have seen some horrible mig work but never that looked quite like that
     
  10. rast

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    Heliarc will flatten like that on stainless steel.
     
  11. tecumseh

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    so you think perhaps rast it was heliarc and a lot of stick?
     
  12. afss

    afss New Member

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    as long as its safe for use, thats my main concern
     
  13. riverrat

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    i would say its safe to use if your actually worried about it you could always cam coat it to be get a piece of mind