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  • Solder material specs wanted

    Hello
    This is directed to: HWSNBN OR others who know. I remember a long time ago that it was mention when soldering and needing the finished item to have a Strong joint that Silver solder should be used. To be used with either a soldering iron or mini torch if that matters.Can anyone give the specs of the best type of silver solder to use? Lots of different kinds on the market.
    Thanks
    George

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    Silver solder is over-kill for our kind of work.

    Solder is glue.

    Soldering is an adhesive (the 'stick' is the proximity between the parts being joined and the glue), not a cohesive (weld-fusion).

    Lead-Tin and Tin-Antimony alloys are glues that are more than adequate for our needs.

    What I said sounds crazy? Think metallic hot-glue-gun and it becomes clearer to you.

    Keep It Simple, Stupid!



    David
    Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 12-12-2017, 09:37 AM.
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      Hi
      I thought when making the copper pressure tanks that the Best solder to use was Silver Solder?
      Also the same for yoke linkages etc.
      George

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      • #4
        Originally posted by george View Post
        Hi
        I thought when making the copper pressure tanks that the Best solder to use was Silver Solder?
        Also the same for yoke linkages etc.
        George
        Hell no. KISS!

        Why use Nuke's while varmint hunting?

        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #5
          For sure you won`t miss em, nuke em!
          George

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