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Safe to use these?

Postby MmmPeace » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:22 pm

Hello, all. I have decided (after many many hours of scouring the forums) to build my own still rather than buy. I have 0 experience in solder and metal work but thanks to the wealth of info on here I think I can get this :thumbup: I just purchased the best torch kit I could at Home Depot as well as an all in one starter kit of sorts. It has flux, solder, brush and emery cloth. I just want to make sure before I use it that it is indeed safe. I know it is lead free solder but still I wonder. Thanks for the help, picture of what I bought below.
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby Snackson » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 pm

Yep, water soluble flux and lead free solder are the way to go! Good luck with your build!
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby ShineonCrazyDiamond » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:04 pm

If I may recommend... the Flux is safe, but you will have a bugger of a time cleaning out that paste Flux in the end. You will have wished you had grabbed some liquid Flux from Grainger. Ask me how I know :oops:
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby rad14701 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:55 pm

ShineonCrazyDiamond wrote:If I may recommend... the Flux is safe, but you will have a bugger of a time cleaning out that paste Flux in the end. You will have wished you had grabbed some liquid Flux from Grainger. Ask me how I know :oops:

+1... I use Harris Stay-Clean liquid flux for all of my still related soldering these days because it takes far less effort to get things clean... A real time saver... Just used it to solder a copper patch over a hole in stainless steel today...
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby TxBrewing » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Can you provide a link for the flux please


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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby Opdog » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:42 am

Here is the Amazon link. It may be cheaper at Grainger.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001HW8E ... UTF8&psc=1

Also consider some cheap hobby brushes to apply it in the tight corner. You can find them for under a dollar at hobby stores and Home Depot.


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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby rad14701 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:42 am

TxBrewing wrote:Can you provide a link for the flux please

I purchased a 4oz bottle and brushes at one of the two welding supply houses here in town... Looks very similar to what Opdog posted, only smaller... A little goes a long way... Over the years I've used a lot of makeshift flux alternatives, some decent and some total crap, but once I started using Stay-Clean I've never looked back... Heck, I even bought the paste but have yet to use it but have it on hand just in case it might work better for specific applications...
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby Snackson » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:17 am

TxBrewing wrote:Can you provide a link for the flux please


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Here's a little kit of solder and flux for small jobs. You could knock out a boiler and small pot still head with this.
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Re: Safe to use these?

Postby TxBrewing » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Ordered thanks


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