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Old 11-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #3214
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Originally Posted by JAFO View Post
I hae been an oxy-acetylene cutting FOOL over the last month. Trying to figure out brazing now- I blew through an oilpan I was trying to braze a fitting onto. I think I should have used a welding tip, not the cutting head (duh!). To my credit, I didn't activate the cutting jet.
Flux is your friend. When it turns glassy w/ no bubbles then it's hot enough to melt the filler metal - too much heat and you roach your flux. Use a flux that wets out at the right temp for your filler. For bronze or nickel silver I use Gasflux type "B" - similar to Harris #17 (that blue paste stuff).
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