I don't have lots and lots of experience with this same problem
but I have encountered it when soldering radials to my ground
system common point. Couple of years ago I bought some silver solder
thinking it would last longer than the regular stuff. In the box was
a small bottle of liquid flux. This flux really made the difference.
I would heat up the wire with the torch, then drop a little of the flux
on and solder away with no problem. If you want, I'll see if I can find
the product name for you.
At 10:27 AM 3/27/97 +0000, Barry Kutner wrote:
When using a Propane torch, the wire seems to
>oxidize before the solder will take, and it just balls up and drips
>on my leg (ouch!) I have been using stranded cooperweld wire, and
>clean it with sandpaper and/or emery cloth prior to soldering. Maybe
>the oxidation between strands is part of the problem?
>Be interested in hearing others' experiences... 73 Barry
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