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Re: Silver soldering stainless steel

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welding man

02-25-2013 04:31:51

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There are several grades of silver solder also. Depending on the silver content.Make sure you get one that is forulated for stainless and the right flux is imperative.

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missouri massey man

02-25-2013 05:08:36

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 Re: Silver soldering stainless steel in reply to welding man, 02-25-2013 04:31:51  
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Whoops, I forgot about the different solders:

Staybrite 8 is an 8% silverbearing soft solder whose melting point is really low, low enough for Mapp or Propane or Acetylene only (Prestolite), but not a good choice for this application. It comes in a roll.

Stay-silv makes a 6% or 15% silver solder, but it will be difficult to make a steel bond, but if you try it, make sure you use the Harris white paste flux only. These come in sticks, one pound to the pack.

What I use for this application is 45% or 56% silver that is sold by the troy ounce and should be available at the local air conditioning supply house. Locally, 45% currently costs $31.60 per troy ounce. This comes in a coil, usually in a hard plastic case. The Harris white paste flux would be the one to use with this product. Good Luck.

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