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    Gold solder for steam tip?

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    Regarding the soldering up of steam tip holes...

    A jeweller that I spoke with said he wasnt sure whether his silver solder was Cadmium free...but he suggested Gold solder.

    Any thoughts on the suitability of Gold solder?

    Cheers,
    Dave

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_D link=1211930850/0#0 date=1211930850
    Regarding the soldering up of steam tip holes...

    A jeweller that I spoke with said he wasnt sure whether his silver solder was Cadmium free...but he suggested Gold solder.

    Any thoughts on the suitability of Gold solder?

    Cheers,
    Dave
    Bling city 8-)....You need to check that nothing heavy metal and nasty is in with the gold...otherwise its fine...

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    thanks for that...

    Yeah I wasnt really thinking about the looks...rather that my next coffee wouldnt be my last :-/
    Dave

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Wow! :o

    When Silver just isnt up to the job, go for Gold 8-)!

    Love it ;D,
    Mal.

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Well...I just got back from the jewellers, and yes...I have a golden tip!

    But not just one type...it is a mixture of white and yellow gold...yes my Bezzera now qualifies for the next 007 movie...GOLD TIP 8-)

    Three holes have permanently become one...and for free...all I owe him is a cuppa!

    Cheers,
    Dave

    PS I also just took delivery of a two hole tip...and Im currently attempting to get used to it too :D

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Hi Dave try Reeces plumbing or BOC they should be able to help. If all else fails you can bronze it up, but this requires a bit more heat.
    But if you like gold why not use it.

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Thanks martybean...

    Dont really care for Gold one way or the other...but given the jeweller couldnt assure me that his silver solder did not contain Cadmium...and he offered the Gold for nicks...I thought yeah, why not.

    Importantly...I could pull the yucky tootpicks out :P

    Cheers,
    Dave

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    Re: Gold solder for steam tip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_D link=1211930850/0#6 date=1211979820
    Thanks martybean...

    Dont really care for Gold one way or the other...but given the jeweller couldnt assure me that his silver solder did not contain Cadmium...and he offered the Gold for nicks...I thought yeah, why not.

    Importantly...I could pull the yucky tootpicks out :P

    Cheers,
    Dave
    whaddaya mean by yucky toothpick? have you been shoving up the toothpick to smaller the tip?



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