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  1. #1
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    staybrite 8 and steel

    anyone make good copper to steel connections with this stuff?


    r404a

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    45% coated rod with flux for me.

  3. #3
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    silver solder and flux
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

    It was working when I left...
    Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them

  4. #4
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    ditto, did one today. flux, 15 percent worked perfect. spent more time on the pressure test and vacuum than I did on the repair.

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    Copper glue and duct tape

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    Don't use 15% on steel unless you are certain that it doesn't contain phosphorus, it will make the steel brittle and prone to cracking

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    Many times. Nothing to it.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by r404a View Post
    anyone make good copper to steel connections with this stuff?


    r404a
    Works well, but I still prefer 45 percent silver and white flux.

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    Orange coated rod works well too.

  10. #10
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    Never used anything but 56% and paste flux. Just have to have a good plan because taking the joint back apart can sometimes prove to be a real pain. Sure does shine up nice when you're done though. My old boss had a certain dislike for stay brite which, despite not having used it, I adopted.

  11. #11
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    45% blue flux coated rods. Works on copper-steel, copper-brass, concrete-wood. Flows real well. Only use 8% on liquid and suction connections, TXVs and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy knocker View Post
    45% blue flux coated rods. Works on copper-steel, copper-brass, concrete-wood. Flows real well. Only use 8% on liquid and suction connections, TXVs and such.
    And the 45% smells good while you're doing it. Not a big fan of how it pops though.

  13. #13
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    Harris Safety-Silv 56 is what I use. Very pricey though. I hate welding steel to copper. I will convert to ASE if possible. Like on a sweat service valves for a semi-hermetic.

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