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    Default Mixing flux issues

    Hi folks

    First post on here but Iíve been lurking for a while.

    Iím in the process of building my first frame and I am ďstuckĒ on an issue with mixing flux. Until I get it resolved I am reluctant to move past the current practice lug/tube stage.

    I am bronze brazing and using SIF 101 flux. For some reason (user error no doubt) Iím really struggling to get a nice, smooth flux paste from the mix. Instead I get this horribly gritty and lumpy mixture.

    This is causing all sorts of issues with my practice brazes, mainly because the mixture doesnít go on well and exhausts/burns very quickly in those areas.

    Should I be using warm water to mix? Or mixing on a hob to help it dissolve? Or using the wifeís cake mixer 😀?

    My frame is mitered and ready to braze but Iím stuck on this issue.

    Thank you for your help in advance.
     

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    Default Re: Mixing flux issues

    Use water, any temperature. To pummel hardened flux into submission, I use the end of my 6" square. Or an old file. Anything will work as long as there's enough liquid.

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    Default Re: Mixing flux issues

    Many thanks, Richard.

    Your Flickr has been a great source of knowledge in the learning process so far.

    (Added my name to signature and will post in The Path in future. Apologies for missing that.)
     

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