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Category: Soldering

  1. Soldering stainless steels

    Soldering is often used for joining stainless steel in applications such as roofing and water tubing, (plumbing). Prior cleaning, the correct selection of flux, (phosphoric acid based), and thorough post solder cleaning are important steps for the successful soldering of stainless steels. Tin-lead or tin-silver solders can be used, but care is needed with solder selection to avoid bi-metallic, (galvanic), corrosion in service. Joint strengths are not as high as welded or brazed joints.

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