What is the strongest silver solder?

Some hardware stores carry silver solder, but usually the low-temperature type, with a tensile strength around 10,000 psi. The really strong silver solders – tensile strength over 60,000 psi – are a little harder to find. You can probably get some at a welding supply shop, but the easiest source is a mailorder house.

What is silver solder good for?

Silver-tin solders are used for bonding copper pipe in homes, where they not only eliminate the use of harmful lead-based solders previously used, but also provide the piping with silver’s natural antibacterial action. Major faucet manufacturers also use silver-based bonding materials to incorporate these advantages.

What is safety Silv 45 used for?

General purpose silver brazing alloy for steel and copper alloys. Melting range useful for wide clearances. Often specified in government use.

Is silver solder actually silver?

Silver Solder Alloys Silver solder has other metals, besides silver, alloyed into it. The alloy is primarily silver but the additional metals provide sought-after characteristics for the purpose of bonding. Copper (Cu) is soft and a great heat conductor plus it’s resistant to corrosion.

Do you need flux to silver solder?

Don’t even use flux on the fitting (the edge). If you’re using silver solder – that is, solder with 45 percent silver or higher – to connect copper to steel you must always use an acid-based flux.

Is silver solder stronger than regular solder?

Silver solder is silver-based filler metal that has been used for years by welders. It’s a silver alloy with some other metals added in, which makes it stronger and able to take more punishment than typical aluminum or copper soldering wire.

How do you use Harris stay Silv?

STAY-SILV® POWDER BRAZING FLUX The flux can be used in its powder form by heating the end of the brazing rod or wire and dipping it in the flux. The flux will adhere to the heated rod. The flux can also be mixed as needed with water or alcohol to form a paste. The paste can be applied to the part prior to brazing.

What is the melting point of 45 silver solder?

Silver Braze 45 is an intermediate temperature cadmium free silver brazing filler metal with sufficient melting range (145°F/63°C) to properly braze joints with the range of fits encountered in commercial tubing and fittings.

Is silver solder better than lead solder?

4 Answers. In general silver makes the solder stronger and has a higher melting point. We use it in high temperature applications such as downhole. Copper in the alloy lowers the melting point and makes it somewhat easier to work, and has some chemical advantages when soldering to copper conductors.

Why does my solder not stick?

A classic reason solder won’t stick to something is because you’re not getting it hot enough. My interns come to me with this problem all the time. Make sure the tip of the iron is nice and shiny. Touch some solder on it, and it should melt almost instantly.

Can you solder silver with a soldering iron?

A soldering iron will not be suitable for soldering sterling silver. You will need to use a gas torch to achieve the correct temperature.

What flux is used with Stay Brite 8?

Harris Stay Clean paste flux and Harris Bridgit ® Burn resistant paste flux are good choices for soldering copper and brass. For copper tube plumbing applications Bridgit Water Soluble flux may also be used. For soldering steel or stainless steel Harris Stay Clean® liquid flux is recommended.