Soldering Rings - The Movie!

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  1. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    The key to getting silver solder on to a small area, getting hot enough to melt the solder into the joint of the ring.
    If you get the ring to hot and spread the heat through out the ring the solder just flows all over the ring and does not solder correctly.
    Also if you get the ring solder to hot, the solder will crystallize and become brittle thus breaking easily at the joint.
    A butane torch is more then enough to heat the sweet spot on the ring.
    It is not like soldering copper pipe where you have to get both pieces hot enough and maintain the heat to flow around and into the joint of the pipe.
    Believe me this is not brain surgery. Solder a ring and try to twist it and break the solder at the joint, try to pull it apart, if it breaks it was not soldered correctly, I did this time and time again until I got it right.
    Oh and by the way the ring kits are back in stock at Surfaceiron.com.
    If you have any questions or want a lesson on how to solder rings, I will be happy to show you how. Just send me a message.
     
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  2. Fishybuzz

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    Oxy/propane imo is the way to go for a home set up for a portable set up I use a butane torch....less expensive than acetelyne much cleaner burning plenty of heat.....Mapp is expensive compared to propane....propane alone is not adequate but mixed with oxygen it works well with silver solder or bronze.
     
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  3. geebee

    geebee My Member is Well-Known

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    you folks are the icing on the cake for those of us trying to figure it out - nothing beats actual anecdotal experience clearly explained, not any data sheet can compare
     
  4. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Mapp and Map Pro are not the same. It seems like the two gases are being referred to as the same. Also, Soldering and Brazing are not the same, and those words seem to be used as synonymous. Soldering requires less heat that brazing.
     
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  5. sierraazuel

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    Nice video Gary! Have Croc's I would like for you to paint.


    Milo
     
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    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I’ve used them both, by mistake really as both bottles are yellow. Didn’t notice much difference.
     
  7. geebee

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    this used complete dual two tank propane and oxygen smith little torch kit system with valves and pressure regulators for sale on craigslist should do the trick - brazing or soldering

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    stephen campbell aka "Soup"

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    How many rings Ya spose that will do? And you are how old? hahahahah
     
  9. Fishybuzz

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    I have the exact set up and have done a couple thousand rings and am still using the original fill on the 1 gallon propane tank.... but I have gone through quite a few oxygen tanks.....
     
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  10. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    index.jpg This Blazer ES-1000 small butane torch will solder almost any ring on any jig and works very well and is very easy to use and portable.
    In my opinion there is no need for expensive torches... $40.00 to $50.00 on Amazon.
     
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    Thanks Gary....I love my perfect Christmas present...you are a sweet guy.
     
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    Blazers have some nice butane torches! I just bought the GB2001 model and did a few rings recently with ease just like the video.
    • Rubber, diamond-shaped, grid-designed body, for safe grip
    • Gas-flow adjustment lever, to control flame length and width
    • Attachable tabletop stand, for hands-free use
    • Piezoelectric ignition system, requires no electrical connection
    • 2,500-degree F, blue-torch flame, for more precise flame tip

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  13. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    I’m looking for some feed back from any of you that have purchased one of the Surfaceiron.com Ring Kits.
    Thanks,
    Fishdog
     
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    I still haven't received my Christmas gift...the Blazer ES-1000...lol
     
  15. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    It’s in the mail Fishy. Should be there tomorrow or at least by Christmas.
     
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  16. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    I just want to thank everyone again for the overwhelming response to the video and all of the ring kits that were purchased. I also wanted to let you all know, that if you have any questions or are haveing trouble with soldering rings let me know and I will be glad to help any way I can!
    Thanks again,
    Fishdog
     
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