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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchfordSilver View Post
    I do, I like to solder them all!

    I must be mad, but the water torch makes light work of them, without it I would give it a miss and just do some.
    Hi Neil,

    I have a Microflame 60 and use it mostly for my chainmaille, not everything is soldered but the weak points most definately are. Having said that I am more and more moving towards soldering everything like yourself. I have to admit though that the Jens Pind weave is a challange to solder when using 0.8 round wire.

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    Hi frances,

    What do you use in the bubbler? i currenty use MEK, but are looking to moving over to a flux based mix. A nice green flame will make it easer to see!
    Neil

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    Hi Neil,

    I too use MEK but considering moving over to Acetone to reduce the flame temp a bit more. I mostly use flame tips 18,19 &20 hence the microflame 60. Tell me more about this flux based mix you mention, I haven't heard of that?

    Frances

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    Hi Frances, see below. I think that you need to have a torch without the flashback bit (Blue handle).

    I might get some to try out, i'll just unscrew my torch and remove the bits inside so they don't gum up. then put them back in if, i don't like it.

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    elma flux is a liquid, ready-for-use flux based on methanol for soldering using
    hydrogen flame, acts deoxidizing and makes the flame visible by green colour.
    Neil

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