View Full Version : brass tube soldering

07-24-2007, 11:00 AM
could i use a largeish soldering iron (40w or i have a quite powerful gas one that is about 150w eqiv.) and solder to solder/braze brass tube, and if so then what type of solder (i say type not which solder as i am in the uk and many that are in the us can not be found over here) could i use, i am not able to use a torch as i need to be able to do it in my bedroom (the reasons why are complicated and personal so please dont ask) and obviously a gas tourch and carpet would not be good

thanks in avance guys:chug:


07-24-2007, 11:24 AM
i used a soldering iron and some electric solder to braze small brass tube, held pretty well too. sooner or later i'll try making somthing with it instead of just joint testing.

07-24-2007, 11:28 AM
ok i think if i make it with that then if it needs to be stronger redo it, but do you know if that will work with tube to sheet

07-24-2007, 11:58 AM
i use a 30 watt iron from radio shack to make this:


07-24-2007, 01:16 PM
slot car builders solder chassis together all the time with brass tube and sheet. I have a few in the ol' slot car pit box.

07-24-2007, 01:44 PM
ok guys thanks