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Brazing rod

Discussion in 'Residential' started by Bob Hubbard, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Professional Bicker er

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    My boss got some. Didn't flow very good. Pipe has to be super shiny clean. He now buys 15% again since I charge by flat rate and was taking longer due to all the polishing and sometimes re welding a joint.
     
  3. Lurk

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    yikes, from what chuck says...i'm staying the hell away from it, lol
     
  4. Bob Hubbard

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    Were you using a b tank or oxy/acc torch's ?
     
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    oxy/acc.
     
  6. Snoring Beagle

    Snoring Beagle Need Little - Want Less - Love More

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    It works cause we got guys that use it. I prefer the 15%.

    I am not sure but I think I remember a time in a class I was giving some high school kids one of them was actually using propane to solder a 1/4" swege fitting on copper using that 0% silver stuff and I was going nooooo... with what? You did? Show me...
     
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    A lot here have went from 15 to 6%. I have used both with my limited skills I cant tell much difference but I have only done copper to copper joints and nothing at all tricky. Oxy/acc is the only way to go imho
     
  8. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    Actually is been out for a long time they used to call it Phosco, phosphorus and copper, I've used it a bunch, works good, I've never had to clean the copper any better than silphos, but it is more susceptible to cracking with any vibration
     
  9. iron

    iron we men are wretched things

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    propane?
    I have seen 6% done with mapp gas before but only on small pipe.
     
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    Harris has been around along time... But like someone said.. Nice and shiney. 5% sticks will do radiators.. It takes some acid to clean copper oxides.