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Old 07-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #1241
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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.

I have. It works just fine.

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Old 07-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #1242
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Cool thanks. Trying my hand at converting a keg this weekend


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Old 07-03-2013, 02:07 AM   #1243
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The right flux is the key... Just sayin.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #1244
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I'm going to get the liquid harris flux, my local welding shop has that but their harris silver solder was $90 for the roll thought that was a little much..
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:30 AM   #1245
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Just did a boil test with 13gal, and the welding spud for my temp probe that I silver solder has a major leak. I had leak tested it before with the same amount of water (just standing still room temp) and had no leaks. Why would it start leaking now when boiling? In case you ask, yes I did use all the correct materials. Thinking about calling up the machine shop tomorrow and seeing how much it would cost to get it welded.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #1246
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I would just resolder it. It's not like this method is sketchy. Even experienced plumbers get a pipe to piss once in a while.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #1247
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Tried my hand at soldering stainless to copper the yesterday. Complete failure to start with. Just using generic silver solder and flux from the local hardware shop.
Had a read on the forum and saw a recommendation for using hydrochloric acid based flux instead. Didn't have any so dipped the end of the stainless pipe into some hydrochloric acid (used for brewing) and let it soak for while. Soldering worked perfectly after, still using normal silver solder.

The right flux is the key, but hydrochloric acid is a good substitute.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #1248
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Project completed...
No more leaks from weld-less fittings.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #1249
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Sorry if this has already been asked, don't really want to read though 125 pages of posts. If silver solder can be melted with a propane torch wont the solder melt when its sitting on my burner doing a boil or would that only be an issue if the kettle is empty with no liquid thermal mass keeping the temp down.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #1250
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Sorry if this has already been asked, don't really want to read though 125 pages of posts. If silver solder can be melted with a propane torch wont the solder melt when its sitting on my burner doing a boil or would that only be an issue if the kettle is empty with no liquid thermal mass keeping the temp down.
The water in it keeps it from melting, like you said.


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