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Old 07-24-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Harris Safety Silv 45 or 56?

need to get somthing better than home depot crap.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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56 It's a little more pricey but the quality will make up for it in the end. I currently use lincoln electric brazing with a flux cozting on it it's like $7 bucks at lowes.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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I'm making my 2nd tuber and have used both.
They seem to flow the same for me, so I'd go with the 45 as it's cheaper (but I just bought some more 56 because the store was out of the 45)
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I think 56 flows a little better
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Both will work, All the 56 and 45% means is how much sliver content there is. Buy what % you can afford.
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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I use 45t, works great for me.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #7
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I use both, but I'm more fond of the 56%, cause it flows better and "sucks" into the joints more. 45 has a tendency to buger up a little and seems to sit atop the joints more so than the 56. but not that noticable.

But either will work great.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #8
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Being pretty much a newb to soldering I guess I'll go for the 56%. Should help me get better joints if it flows a little better.
Thanks guys!
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Here is a good thread that discusses the difference from people who seem pretty knowledgeable.

http://carolinarockrunners.frbb.net/...rices-t123.htm
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I also use 56%. It's only a couple bucks more than the 45, may as well go with the good stuff.
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I currently use lincoln electric brazing with a flux coating on it it's like $7 bucks at lowes.
For once, I agree with you. I use the L.E. coated stuff, and it seems just as simple as can be. I have never had the desire to look to more expensive stuff.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:55 PM   #12
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Gamble the $17 and try some 56, I guarantee you will never go back.

On that note, I have several packages of the coated brazing rod I am never going to use...
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I also use 56%. It's only a couple bucks more than the 45, may as well go with the good stuff.

no way, were did you hear that??
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