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Old 05-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #1231
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Thanks. I suspected as much but I was watching with the sound off.

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:22 AM   #1232
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I'm only about a quarter if he way through the thread, so ill just ask my question before doing all my research I have a propane torch, but could a 1200 watt heat gun do the trick? I've seen mention of soldering irons, just wasn't sure if anyone had tried a heat gun out? I always cook my copper fittings. I'm getting better though.

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #1233
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Some have mentioned that a large Soldering Iron works (150watts) but I'm not sure a heat gun (I assume you mean something like a blow dryer on steroids.) would work. Well, I guess it might eventually work but I think you may get tired of holding it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:06 PM   #1234
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Heat gun? No. Soldering Iron? MAYBE...

Just use the propane torch. Make sure you heat up the area around the fitting for about a 12" diameter PRIOR to actually heating the fitting. A torch is the only way to go.

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:37 PM   #1235
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Good enough. I was just curious if it would even be worth it.

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #1236
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I am having one heck of a time getting my solder to stay in place. My ssurfaces are clean, and I am applying minimal flux, but it still runs and I lose all of my solder. I am using a water-based paste flux. Is that my problem? Will switching to stay-brite liquid flux fix the issue?

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #1237
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I am having one heck of a time getting my solder to stay in place. My ssurfaces are clean, and I am applying minimal flux, but it still runs and I lose all of my solder. I am using a water-based paste flux. Is that my problem? Will switching to stay-brite liquid flux fix the issue?
Stay-Clean Liquid Flux is critical when soldering stainless steel.

 
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #1238
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Stay-Clean Liquid Flux is critical when soldering stainless steel.
Thanks. That is what I expected. I am going to try and find a supplier here in Jackson, MS.

ETA: Yup, you were right. The liquid flux did the trick!

 
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #1239
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If You Have a Friend That Has a T.I.G. Welder and The Peices Are Not The Same Material, Use Silver Solder, No Flux, Use T.I.G. For Heat Source.
Used This Before For Stainless Steel w/Copper & Bronse.

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:44 PM   #1240
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Has anyone used oatley safe flo silver solder instead of the harris? HD has that in my area in stock and it is cheaper than ordering the harris safe brite.

 
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