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From: (Don Wilkins)
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.metalworking
Subject: Re: Why Brazing??
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 01:47:13 GMT

On Fri, 08 Jan 1999 09:39:11 -0500, Ted Edwards
<> wrote:

>Is this one of those application where TIG and SS 312 or 316 rod might
>be in order?

Absolutely not.

Your best chance of success is with pure nickel rod, preheat the
piece, and slooooow return to room temperature, and either a lot of
experience or a hell of a lot of luck.

The problem is cast iron has a high carbon content. When the melt
solidifies you need some place to put this carbon. Nickel will soak up
some of this carbon without creating all sorts of mismatches in

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