Peter Rowe once wrote: “My own preference is still for the white
paste fluxes. Our local supplier (C.R.Hills, Detroit) sells a dry
powdered version of this flux which I find very convenient- just add
water. I only mix up about a thimbleful at a time in a shot glass,
which lasts for the day’s work. That way I always have nice creamy
CLEAN flux to use instead of the other brands where the whole jar
gets lumpy and dried out and full of bits of this and that. Keeping
the flux clean is a part of keeping the joints clean and getting
good seams.” (http://users.lmi.net/~drewid/PWR_fluxes.html)
That was posted a long time ago. The person who answered the phone
at C.R.Hills says they don’t have anything like that. Peter, what
did you say they called their flux powder?
In the meantime, does anybody know where I can buy powdered flux?
Mixing just enough for a day’s use sounds pretty good.
P.S. One website gives incorrect contact for
C.R.Hills–the phone number was for a singles’ network, and the
E-mail address, while valid, is rarely checked. Their toll-free number