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petesubman

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solder repair
« on: November 14, 2015, 08:18:06 AM »

Has anyone ever done a soft solder repair to a wilesco steam block ,one of the threaded steam connections has come away, any information  on how to go about this would be great, regards  pete
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 07:26:06 PM »

Hi Petesubman 

What material is the block made from ?



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Re: solder repair
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 07:54:49 PM »

The block is brass but nickel plated which may not allow soft soldering any help with this would be appreciated  regards Pete
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 09:25:26 AM »

Bonjour,
If you could remove ALL the glass parts of the boiler, I would suggest you to use sodium silicate :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRh2TG50T6c


If the boiler is completely filled with the mixture, you do not need much pressure to have the repair.
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 09:59:01 AM »

Thanks for your reply  Raphael, the problem is with the valve block connections not the boiler regards  pete
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 01:17:07 PM »

Bonjour Pete,


Sorry, could you share with us a picture, that would help and avoid misunderstanding  ;)  ?[size=78%] [/size]
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 12:41:27 AM »

I have repaired a willesco d48 valve block using the 5% silver bearing solder. Cleaned it up well to remove oil, removed the plateing from the pipe and block using emery cloth and a drills  bit.
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Re: solder repair
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 03:53:34 PM »

Thanks for that steam boat, trying to find some pics Raphael, regards Pete
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