- Jan 4, 2011
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Thanks for the explanation. I have always thought of brazing as using brass rod and anything with silver content silver soldering. Silver brazing makes more sense. I have done a lot of brass brazing and some silver soldering/brazing. My first experience with silver soldering was with the 5% stuff and I soon discovered that it was very little better than electrical solder. One big advantage of brass brazing is the cost difference.Electrical connection are soldered. Used to be Pb/Sn now a composition w/o Pb with some Silver
Plumber call the 5% Silver solder process Silver soldering becuse is a little better that Lead and Lead is now banned.
Refrigeration people Silver Braze, presumably because of High Pressure, Temperature and Vibration.
Using High Silver around 50% is NOT soldering Is called Silver Brazing
Any joint where the base metal does not melt but the filler melts above 450C is called Brazing.
Is that Simple