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  1. #1
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    Stay Brite 8 or Brazing?

    Just curious what some other of you guys use the most, stay brite or braze rod.
    I like stay brites ease of use but I have often wondered actually how reliable it is.
    I used to braze all the time until I started working for this other company a few years ago. They swear up and down over stay brite.
    I still use braze rod on R410A, but stay brite on everything else now.
    Anyone ever had any issues with stay brite 8???
    Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

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    I use stay-Silv 15 on everything.
    "FIGHT CRIME: SHOOT BACK"

  3. #3
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    Thousands of systems with stay brite round here . No probs. Nitro drift and braze is recomended by all mfgs.
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannahelp View Post
    Just curious what some other of you guys use the most, stay brite or braze rod.
    I like stay brites ease of use but I have often wondered actually how reliable it is.
    I used to braze all the time until I started working for this other company a few years ago. They swear up and down over stay brite.
    I still use braze rod on R410A, but stay brite on everything else now.
    Anyone ever had any issues with stay brite 8???

    Go to “search” at the top of a page and type stay brite. You will have not enough time to read everything posted on this subject.

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    just when we got all the worms back in the can, someone had to open it again.

    its almost as bad as the ford vs chevy debate.

    the best product is the one you feel most comfortable using.

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    If you work for a compay I would say use what they advise. If you work for yourself then the choice is yours. I use them both .
    "Here in Carolina We Get-R-Done"

  7. #7
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    We had a big job in an occupied nursing home. There were 9 -3 ton 410A ductless splits. Long runs down the halls. The goal was to get out of the halls a quickly as possible.

    I call Harris and asked if Stay Brite 8 could be used. The answer was yes.

    The problem is getting techs to change over. If you braze and then try to use SB 8 it is all together different . SB 8 takes less heat to flow then 95-5.

    If you over heat a joint SB 8 will not flow and you will have a leak. So of course it is the solder's fault that the installer overheated the joint.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hvacman4God View Post
    If you work for a compay I would say use what they advise. If you work for yourself then the choice is yours. I use them both .
    We use both as well.

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    Thanks everyone for all your input. Guess I will keep using stay brite 8.
    Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

  10. #10
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    I braze most joints, & use Stay-Brite 8 on expansion valves, reversing valves, & anywhere else that you don't want to over heat.

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