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Other silver solders

What is the composition of IT solder? Is “IT” the same as “plumb
silver solder”? (Plumb makes it sound as though lead is a

When a piece requires sequential joins, the convention seems to be:
use hard solder for the first join, medium for the second, easy for
the third, and extra-easy for repairs. Now that there is a new
solder in town, does everything get bumped down a notch? I.e.,
should it be IT for the first join, hard for the second, etc.?


P.S. Sorry if this has been posted before. For some
reason I can’t get the search function to pinpoint just the relevant