Re: A Tale of Two Patricians

Posted by Owen_Dyneto on 2018/3/2 13:52:00
I don't think Howard's suggestion, just 3 or 4 little dimples from a center punch would make a particularly long-lasting repair. But maybe a little modification of it might work better. Rather than a center punch, use a larger blunt punch with a slightly rounded nose. Then lay the tube on a solid support but one with a large hole beneath where you intend to use the punch so you actually can displace a larger "blister" of metal, thus enlarging more of the surface area. Again as HH suggested, 3 (or more) spots around the circumference.

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