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  1. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    DeFuniak Springs, FL
    Posts
    990

    I just started doing this...

    I usually wear a sweat band all summer long and keep them in the truck. A few weeks back, was out of the paste & and the spray on gell ( which is very handy to use but expensive)and no spare cloth. Well the sweat band is very versatile for the brazing. Loop one end over the valve cover and around the valve and back over the cover. Works great. Was handy using it at the air handler too to protect the the expansion valve sensor (Rheem likes to wrap theirs like Fort Knox).

    Just wanted to pass that on. I've been brazing with the cheapest stuff on the market for over 20 years. PhosCopper 0% by Harris. It works. And a couple of years back, Copeland cast their approval of it, so that sealed the deal, finally. Anyone else out there use it?
    Randy Yates

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Suppy NC
    Posts
    4,513
    i use stabite all the time great stuff
    every once and a while i braze just for ships and gigles
    always braze in compressors just dont want to take any chances there

  3. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    10

    Cool basic stuff man

    remome valve core, add oil into orifice, wet rag (if you have one) ,and braze. Quick and easy use oil from pump if your too lazy to carry it. Brazing is tecnnique.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,149
    StayBrite#8 : Practice practice practice.
    Don't EVEN try a reversing valve or such until you
    get a good feel for how #8 flows. I replaced a
    RV last week that had a big ol' gob of #8 in it.

    Works just fine, you just need to be a master of
    the flame to use it liberally.


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