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Re: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: Soft soldered engine and charcoal burner?

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  • David Halfpenny
    ... From: Tim Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:46 AM To: Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re:
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      From: "Tim" <p-40.av8r@...>
      Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:46 AM
      To: <pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Re: Soft soldered engine and charcoal burner?

      > David and Zoomkat.
      >
      > Many thanks for the hints, tips and links.
      >
      > After your suggestion of it I looked around and I had noticed many claim
      > soft solder with silver content to be silver solder. I have found a
      > specialist welding supply fairly locally that also do soldering
      > consumables. Thank you for bringing it to my attention though. I would
      > have been most upset if I had used the wrong stuff and it all melted
      > again. I will go there on Monday and seek their advice. What
      > implications on the ability to withstand high temperatures would using
      > bronze rods have Zoomkat?
      >

      Bronze is even higher temperature than silver spelter, and not really
      suitable for thin metal. Certainly not brass!

      It is true that ounce for ounce silver costs more, but that is a red
      herring as one thin little rod will make a lot of Pop-Pops.

      David 1/2d
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