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Patching a pinhole in a stainless kettle
« on: May 13, 2017, 04:08:24 pm »
Anyone have suggestions for a temporary fix? Asking for a friend, definitely not because I'm standing here with a tun full of wort and a leaky kettle.
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Re: Patching a pinhole in a stainless kettle
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 04:10:45 pm »
Regular silicone seal should work. Apply a modest glob over the defect and let cure.

Obviously, welding is a better and permanent fix.
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Re: Patching a pinhole in a stainless kettle
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 04:44:24 pm »
I resolved to just live with it since I'm already 2.5 hr behind and letting the unboiled wort sit around overnight didn't appeal... minor miracle, the outside of the kettle (the pinhole is right at the bottom) got hot enough to caramelize and seal the hole.

Time for that new kettle I've been talking myself out of for a couple years.
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Re: Patching a pinhole in a stainless kettle
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 06:00:16 pm »
Marine Tex is handy stuff to have around. We've fixed everything from cars to cool ships with it.
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