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Old January 18th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Solid Brass woes.

Originally Posted by mattathayde View Post
im having a hard time believing your using real silver solder if you didnt have any issues with brass plating.
Originally Posted by Bassem View Post
Matt- you're a metal smith, or glass smith, or something, right? Surely you are aware that sillfoss comes in a huge variety of heat ranges and bonding types? Combine an 0 or 00 small b-tank torch tip with a low melt range sillfoss and you won't affect the plating at all. (You can also temp control the surrounding metal if need be.) If you know what you're doing, which the guy that repair all the hookahs at my lounge certainly do, it's a permanent fix that's better and neater looking then the original joint. And no plating problems.
I highly doubt he is using silver solder with a pencil torch. He's probably thinking silver-bearing lead-free solder is the same stuff we're referring to and not a copper-tin-silver (and maybe antimony) alloy that is mostly tin.

Oxy-acetylene, air-acetylene, and any hard solder that would require either of those torches are overkill.
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