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Author Topic: Joining sections of coathangers  (Read 12222 times)
sidecar_jon
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 08:26:21 pm »

That sounds fun but all the coat hangers in this country are plastic Sad

A sure sign of a degenerate society, how else are we supposed to keep the children in line than beating them with wire coat hangers!.... Wink
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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2010, 08:53:28 pm »

Oo!  I've just escaped from Tactile into this parallel thread...  Wink

Anyway- I've used wirecoathangers many times to make radio antennas in the past, and they solder together just fine with resin-core electronic type solder and a good fat iron. (Tin-lead solder- don't know about the new fangled lead-free stuff)
Just make sure the bits to  be soldered are clean, a scrape with a knife, rub  with emery, etc and off you go.

By the way, I have noticed that joints of this type between copper and coathanger dissolve after a few weeks in the open- in such cased a good coating of waterproof goo is recommended to avoid electolytic corrosion.

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