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    I had to do some brazing the other day and all I have is coated brazing rod for oxy/act welding.
    Question: Can I use coated brazing rod with a TIG torch.

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  • #2
    Do you have enough to do a trial run? Scrape the flux off and try TIG welding with it...
    West coast of Florida


    • #3
      Usually a few whacks with a hammer will make it uncoated brazing rod... TIG usually uses silicon bronze, while torch brazing rods are sometimes phosphor bronze. Will it be a problem, that I do not know.


      • #4
        I usually do the opposite -- convert TIG SiB rod into O/A brazing rod by heating the SiB rod and dipping it into borax. Works great.

        As for converting coated O/A brazing rod into TIG brazing rod ... bust off the flux and give it a try. I bet it will work.


        • #5
          Yup, scrape the flux off and then hit the rod with some scotch brite to get it all off. If you have any on there, you’ll know it when you start flowing it. It’ll probably start spitting and sputtering at you.