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  • Bridgit 1/8 x 1lb Spool of Solder Product Image
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    Bridgit 1/8 x 1lb Spool of Solder BRGT61 Bridgit 1/8 x 1lb Spool of Solder
    SKU: BRGT61
    Brand: Harris
    $24.99 each
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  • 95/5 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool<br>(95% Tin - 5% Antimony) Product Image
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    95/5 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool (95% Tin - 5% Antimony) 331760 95/5 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool (95% Tin - 5% Antimony)
    SKU: 331760
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    95/5 Lead Free Solder 1 lb. Spool (95% Tin - 5% Antimony) SOLD95/5 95/5 Lead Free Solder 1 lb. Spool (95% Tin - 5% Antimony)
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  • Stay Bright #8 Lead Free Silver Bearing Solder, 1/8" x 1 lb. Spool (94% Tin - 6% Silver) Product Image
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    Stay Bright #8 Lead Free Silver Bearing Solder, 1/8" x 1 lb. Spool (94% Tin - 6% Silver) SB861 Stay Bright #8 Lead Free Silver Bearing Solder, 1/8" x 1 lb. Spool (94% Tin - 6% Silver)
    SKU: SB861
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  • 94/6 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool - (94% Tin - 6% Silver) Product Image
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    94/6 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool - (94% Tin - 6% Silver) 331860 94/6 Lead Free Wire Solder 1 lb. Spool - (94% Tin - 6% Silver)
    SKU: 331860
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  • Lead Free Solder Super 50, 1 lb. Spool (LFS) Product Image
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    Lead Free Solder Super 50, 1 lb. Spool (LFS) LFSSUPER50 Lead Free Solder Super 50, 1 lb. Spool (LFS)
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  • 97/3 (Solder Safe) Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool) Product Image
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    97/3 (Solder Safe) Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool) 331761 97/3 (Solder Safe) Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool)
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  • Silver Lead Free Plus<br>1 lb. Spool (SLF) Product Image
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    Silver Lead Free Plus 1 lb. Spool (SLF) SLFPLUS Silver Lead Free Plus 1 lb. Spool (SLF)
    SKU: SLFPLUS
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  • 95/5 Lead Free Plumbing Wire Solder 4 oz<br>(95% Tin - 5% Antimony) Product Image
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    95/5 Lead Free Plumbing Wire Solder 4 oz (95% Tin - 5% Antimony) 53027 95/5 Lead Free Plumbing Wire Solder 4 oz (95% Tin - 5% Antimony)
    SKU: 53027
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  • Premier Silver Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool) Product Image
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    Premier Silver Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool) 331756 Premier Silver Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool)
    SKU: 331756
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  • 95/5 Lead Free Rosin Core Wire Solder, 8 oz (95% Tin - 5% Antimony) Product Image
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    95/5 Lead Free Rosin Core Wire Solder, 8 oz (95% Tin - 5% Antimony) 53171 95/5 Lead Free Rosin Core Wire Solder, 8 oz (95% Tin - 5% Antimony)
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    Sterling Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool) 331755 Sterling Lead Free Wire Solder (1 lb. Spool)
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  • Stay-Silv 15% Flat Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube) Product Image
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    Stay-Silv 15% Flat Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube) 15620F1 Stay-Silv 15% Flat Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube)
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    0 Silver PhosCopper Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube) 0620F1 0 Silver PhosCopper Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube)
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    Stay-Silv 5% Flat Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube) 5620F1 Stay-Silv 5% Flat Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube)
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    QuickSilver PhosCopper Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube) QS620F1 QuickSilver PhosCopper Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube)
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    Stay-Silv 6% PhosCopper Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube) 6620F1 Stay-Silv 6% PhosCopper Brazing Rods (28 Sticks per Tube)
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  • Stay-Silv 2% Silver Phos-Copper Solder Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube) Product Image
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    Stay-Silv 2% Silver Phos-Copper Solder Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube) 2620F1 Stay-Silv 2% Silver Phos-Copper Solder Brazing Alloy (28 Sticks per Tube)
    SKU: 2620F1
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    Stay-Silv 15% PhosCopper Brazing Rods (11 Sticks per Tube) 15620S1 Stay-Silv 15% PhosCopper Brazing Rods (11 Sticks per Tube)
    SKU: 15620S1
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    Stay-Silv 15% Square Brazing Alloy Rods (10lbs. Tube) 15636S10 Stay-Silv 15% Square Brazing Alloy Rods (10lbs. Tube)
    SKU: 15636S10
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  • Blockade Phosphorus Tin Silicon Brazing Rods (20 Sticks per Tube) Product Image
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    Blockade Phosphorus Tin Silicon Brazing Rods (20 Sticks per Tube) BK220R1 Blockade Phosphorus Tin Silicon Brazing Rods (20 Sticks per Tube)
    SKU: BK220R1
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    BlockadeFC Phosphorus Tin Silicon Brazing Rods (20 Sticks per Tube) BKFC2500R1 BlockadeFC Phosphorus Tin Silicon Brazing Rods (20 Sticks per Tube)
    SKU: BKFC2500R1
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    Safety-Silv 40 Silver Brazing Alloy Wire (1 per Pack) 4031-HARRIS Safety-Silv 40 Silver Brazing Alloy Wire (1 per Pack)
    SKU: 4031-HARRIS
    Brand: Harris
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  • Solder is a fusible metal alloy that, when melted, functions to join two or more metals together in a process known as soldering. In plumbing systems, soldering produces bonds between copper pipe and fittings. The connections produced by solder are liquid and gas tight.

    There are three types of soldering: soft soldering, silver soldering, and brazing. Each type differs in the strength of the metallic bond and the temperature required to melt the solder. Soft soldering requires the least amount of heat, but produces the weakest bond, while brazing produces the strongest bond at the highest temperatures. Solder generally used in plumbing applications is soft solder and typically has a melting range between 190 and 840°F, although alloys with melting points between 360 and 370°F are the most commonly used.

    Solder is available in a variety of compositions, and it is the relative percentages of the metallic components which determine the melting point of the solder. Prior to the 1980s, soft solder traditionally contained lead and tin. However, due to the rising health concerns of lead poisoning, lead-free solder has now largely replaced traditional lead solder. Lead-free solder often contains alternative metallic components such as antimony, copper or silver. The concentration of tin is directly related to the tensile strength (maximum tension the bond can withstand before tearing) and the shear strength (degree to which the metallic bond is able to resist shearing) of the solder. The solder will have greater tensile and shear strengths as the concentration of tin increases. Solders with higher concentrations of tin are more expensive.

    We carry several types of lead-free solders for plumbing applications, with the 95/5 tin-antimony solder being the most popular. Click here to view our selection of soldering torches.

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