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  • Tooltip commented on Tooltip's forum topic Advice on Brass wire soldering4 months ago

    Hey mate,Thanks for the detailed reply! You're absolutely right that what they called "solder" is not solder because of the high melting point. As it turns out, this is indeed brazing (as mentioned here as well). After some advice here and over at /r/plumbing I've come to think that:A) my butane torch won't give enough BTUs for this application. I've since ordered a TS8000 and MAPP Pro gas.B) my flux was totally inadequate for the temps I need and was burning, leaving a black coat on everything. I got some brazing flux (Harris SSWF1 Stay Silv Brazing Flux).In terms of why I'm using the brazing wire and not silver solder or 60/40 solder, it's because this is an artistic piece and it's important that I color match the pieces. Using that solder leaves a silver bit on it which jus...

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    Hey mate,Thanks for the detailed reply! You're absolutely right that what they called "solder" is not solder because of the high melting point. As it turns out, this is indeed brazing (as mentioned here as well). After some advice here and over at /r/plumbing I've come to think that:A) my butane torch won't give enough BTUs for this application. I've since ordered a TS8000 and MAPP Pro gas.B) my flux was totally inadequate for the temps I need and was burning, leaving a black coat on everything. I got some brazing flux (Harris SSWF1 Stay Silv Brazing Flux).In terms of why I'm using the brazing wire and not silver solder or 60/40 solder, it's because this is an artistic piece and it's important that I color match the pieces. Using that solder leaves a silver bit on it which just won't do. I'd rather struggle a bit now, get better at brazing, and then be able to make something that looks really nice (or at least pretty nice)

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  • Tooltip commented on Tooltip's forum topic Advice on Brass wire soldering4 months ago

    Thanks for the reply! What type of fuel would you suggest I use to heat the brass?Lots to think about here...

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