- can you solder stainless steel to brass
Yes you can solder them (just checked). They need to be clean and you need additional flux. Multi-core solder by itself isn’t so keen to wet the surface.
You can also silver solder* it (which is known as silver brazing by some).
*Solder with say 1% silver in it aint silver solder though. That’s just solder with a bit of silver in it. Silver-solder has 40-50% silver and you need something that chucks out more heat than a soldering iron to melt it.
FYI I used Fry powerflow flux and standard 60/40 multi-core solder.Posted 4 years ago
If you’re talking about silver-soldering then I use Tenacity No 5. flux.GreybeardMember
MAPP should be adequate for what you need, rather than acetylene. My propane torch takes a MAPP cylinder. You can buy MAPP gas and brazing rods from B&Q etc. Try not to get the stainless any hotter than necessary for any longer than necessary or it may lose its stainless properties.
Alternatively, if the joint isn’t going to get hot in use, I would use araldite or similar epoxy.Posted 4 years ago
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