Originally Posted by Herbiev
Please forgive my "newbieness" but what is 50/50 brass brazing rod. Could you elaborate for me please
I've been trying to get back onto this site - keep getting the message that a connection to the server here could not be established - about 10 - 15 tries. No sure why this is happening but it happens all the time......I don't visit here too much anymore due to this connection problem - sort-of aggravating.
50/50 brass is the lowest and cheapest alloy found in most shops for gas brazing. The alloy is a bit more complex than the 50/50 would indicate but it is basically Copper/Zinc (Cu/Zn). It works well with the basic borax flux and will skin onto cast iron as well as any brazing alloys containing Ag. The ability to work a fillet is very good since it freezes without direct flame contact so it can be manipulated and hot formed quite well.