Liquid Flux Leak

Liquid flux leak

My shop mate does quite a bit of brazing in his bicycle rack business. One element of that process is something called flux. Flux is a chemical that, when heated, first crystallizes then turns to a gas that displaces oxygen (the enemy of any good brazed or welded connection). He likes to use a liquid flux and keeps a small stock of it on a shelf.

Yesterday he noticed that one of his cans has sprung a small leak and this is what happened. With the exception of the waste, the result was pretty cool.

-Stay tuned

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