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Mixing up Solder & Silver Wire

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« on: October 25, 2014, 03:36:31 pm »

Hey folks - if I get my solder & my silver wire mixed up what's the best way to tell which is which?

And yes, I know prevention is the best answer but I'm looking to sort out what's already mixed.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 03:56:07 pm »

Just clip a small piece of each your not sure of and then place them side by side on a fire brick or solder pad, heat the both at the same time the one that melts first is the solder.

All my best .......... Danny
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 06:43:08 pm »

I use wire solder also and I differentiate between the different ones by doing loops on one end:  Hard solder - 3 loops, medium solder - 2 loops and super easy solder - 1 loop.  No loops on my 20g sterling wire.

Just clip a small piece of each your not sure of and then place them side by side on a fire brick or solder pad, heat the both at the same time the one that melts first is the solder.

All my best .......... Danny

Yes, this works, but hard solder is close to the melting point of silver wire.
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