Silver soldering takes place on the stuffing glandThis week at college Ben has go to the stage of silver soldering the first of the newly manufactured bushes into the first of three stuffing glands to be treated. This was carried out with the help and guidance of Ian Furguson.
The pieces of the assembly were thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the operation. This required the use of a fine emery cloth to remove any surface impurities and the application of an "easyflow" flux.
|The cleaned stuffing gland having easyflow flux applied at the start of the operation (all photos: Ben Dingley)|
|The heating commences and the flux starts to run|
|Heat applied to the bottom of the item to draw the solder through|
|Heat, flux and silver solder being applied to the other end of the gland|
|The stuffing gland cooling from the extreme heat applied|
|The stuffing gland relaxing in a nice bath of dilute sulphuric acid!|
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