Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Hydroflux flux alternatives?


#1

Greetings,

Does anyone have experience using something besides the supplied flux
solution in their Hydroflux welder? My intent is to use the machine
for platinum fabrication and would like to avoid boric acid
contamination.

Thanks,
Ken Weston


#2

Hi Ken, to use the Hydroflux welder for platinum just empty the flux
compartment and leave it empty. If the gas does not run through the
flux, it can not pick up any boric asid and will not contaminate your
platinum. Thomas

Pratima Design LLC
e-mail:@pratima
http://www.pratimadesign.com


#3
   Does anyone have experience using something besides the supplied
flux solution in their Hydroflux welder? My intent is to use the
machine for platinum fabrication and would like to avoid boric acid
contamination. 

Try straight acetone.


#4

Thanks, But, is there a solution which will allow me to use the torch
for both gold and/or platinum? Yhe flame is already way hotter than
the average bench torch running on oxy/propane. Part of the result of
using a flux solution is to cool the flame somewhat. The Krohn
Aquatorch can use a blend of methanol and methyl ethyl ketone to
provide the cooling effect. Does anyone know of a reason why this or a
something similar would not work in the Hyroflux Welder?

Please don’t worry. I am a very careful person. I will not try
anything like this until I have a difinitive answer. (Perhaps a call
to the manufacturer is in order.) Ken Weston