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Solder types and temp
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:07:50 PM »


I'm only used to electronic type soldering .... done a bit of low temp brazing but that's abut it.
I need to have another go at soldering ship railings (groan!), what options do I have for soldering?

(Railing will be brass stations or all steel.)
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Re: Solder types and temp
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 08:37:48 PM »

Hi Martin, I always silver solder my brass stantions. I have found 0.5 silver solder is ideal for rails. Here is a link to the company that I get all of my silver solder from, I have used this company for about two years and I cannot fault there service. :-))
http://www.cupalloys.co.uk/
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Re: Solder types and temp
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 08:43:14 PM »

Hi Martin, I always silver solder my brass stantions. I have found 0.5 silver solder is ideal for rails. Here is a link to the company that I get all of my silver solder from, I have used this company for about two years and I cannot fault there service. :-))
http://www.cupalloys.co.uk/
Brian


I totally agree, brilliant company which will supply small amounts of silver solder, flux etc, how to pages and they even do a small brazing hearth for about 35 quid, and postage is free to boot. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Solder types and temp
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 08:50:22 PM »

http://www.cupalloys.co.uk/  as Brian says Martin.

They also do the old lead, low heat  solder still.
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Re: Soilder types and temp
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 08:51:30 PM »

Check their silver solder paste in a syringe, better than chasing pallions (look it up) and dobs of flux about.

  Regards Ian.

 Don't soft solder first and then decide you should have silver or hard soldered.
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Re: Soilder types and temp
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 09:07:37 PM »

Check their silver solder paste in a syringe, better than chasing pallions (look it up) and dobs of flux about.

  Regards Ian.

 Don't soft solder first and then decide you should have silver or hard soldered.
Havenít tried silver solder paste before, will buy some on next order cheers Circlip

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Re: Solder types and temp
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 08:13:05 PM »

I recently watched some silver soldering being done - having seen that I'm not scared to try it now.

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Re: Soilder types and temp
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 07:32:56 AM »

Check their silver solder paste in a syringe, better than chasing pallions (look it up) and dobs of flux about.

  Regards Ian.

 Don't soft solder first and then decide you should have silver or hard soldered.

Just to confirm...
I just add a blob of the paste to the joint to be soldered and then heat it untill the solder flows and makes the joint?
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