Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re caulking of stanchion base
Craig,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The tool that I own is the Fluxeon 1800 watt model. You should be able to view it here: https://fluxeon.com/products/
You can use a lot of different types of coils with this type unit, which can be bought or custom made. The one I use the most is connected to the Fluxeon by two heavy cables about 3’ long so the coil is on the end of the cables making it access pretty easy. The coil on my machine is custom in that it has been tuned to work with bronze but it will also heat stainless, steel etc. though perhaps not as efficiently. The coil is water cooled so it runs completely cool as long as the water is flowing. While the field is the most powerful if the metal to be heated is placed in the center of a coil the field generated extends out from the coil, not sure of just how far but I could heat a 1/4” bolt to cherry red in perhaps 10 seconds at high power with the coil perhaps 1/2" away from the bolt. The bronze 2 1/2” #16 wood screws I removed were countersunk into the hull about 1/2” and could be steaming/smoking in about 12 seconds. The best part was that the field must travel down the bolt since the 2 1/2” screw was heated all of the way to the very end. Bronze and stainless are not great conductors so it is hard otherwise to heat the fastener down it’s length. The field penetrates things like fibreglass without heating them but will heat any metals within a short distance from the coil so you need to be aware of what is inside the area you are heating. I think that there could be some concerns about inducing a current into electrical wiring and perhaps damaging sensitive devices, perhaps one of the electrical experts could verify this. I have not had any problems to date.
I am located mid coast Florida when I am not in Nova Scotia. Let me know if you would be in either area. The complete unit with the water cooling would be too much to ship around I think.
On Aug 9, 2018, at 12:55 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: