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How to braze metal with a propane torch

Updated April 17, 2017

Brazing is the process of joining two metals together to form a solid structure. The two metals must be heated with a propane torch to the proper temperature before brazing can occur. When this happens, they two metals are joined together with another metal, known as brazing wire. Brazing is a simple process, but safety precautions should be taken since you are working with hot metal and a flame.

Place the two metals together on a fire-resistant surface. Put on the safety goggles and work gloves.

Heat the two metals with the propane torch until they reach the brazing temperature of 232 degrees C Celsius/449 degrees Celsius, or are red hot.

Place the brazing wire against the seam of where the two metals are joined. Heat the brazing wire with the propane torch until it melts against the seam.

Let the two metals and brazing wire cool.

Tip

All the supplies needed for brazing can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Things You'll Need

  • Brazing wire
  • Propane torch
  • Safety goggles
  • Work gloves
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