Soon I will be setting up a temporary silversmithing studio in a
residence located at 9,300 feet in elevation in the Colorado Rockies
– for about 6 months. (OMG. You should see the view from this place,
but the air is fiercely thin.) But I have a couple questions: When
soldering, will my joins get hot enough at this elevation for solder
will flow? I usually use two Blazer butane torches and hard solder
for everything, and will test this in a few weeks.
If they don’t work, what kind of a torch should I use and will it
need any modifications? I won’t be doing any casting.
Will my vacuum debubbler work at this elevation? It’s an old one
that I will be using for RTV mold making.
Thanks for any insight you can give.