So I got a new 10 gallon stainless kettle with a leak. About 7/8 " from the bottom, a small pinhole leak. I got a refund, but didn’t have to send the kettle back. I’m cheap, so now want to try to salvage this free leaky kettle. I’ve never done any silver solder work, but am willing to try. The weld less option came up… my concern it that this leak is on a point where there’s a bit of a ridge. I don’t know that I’ll get a good seal. I’ll add pics under the poll.
So what should I do?
- Try to silver solder the hole
- Weld less fitting- Sight tube/ thermometer
- Weld less fitting- ball valve
- Scrap it, the thing was free