Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
OT: Andy, good to see we got you a 't' on your user name
Originally Posted by Aquakitty
You mean it will work ok but you are just wimpy about the cold? hehe. Actually that is pretty warm for this time of year around here. I don't have a problem with the cold (try snowboarding in -30c windchill!).
I'm not particularly afraid of the cold, I used to commute on my bike 20 miles round trip, have ridden that in -30C temperatures more than once. But there is some point where working on a task that requires hand-eye coordination is made a lot more difficult. Brazing is not so bad, but the measuring and other futzing around that precedes it are not much fun in the cold.
You could leave your parts inside until you need to braze them. I actually did that recently because my garage isn't heated and I got tired of holding freezing steel tubes.
MAPP/Oxy will be able to overcome the cold, but if you are using MAPP/air, extreme cold might be a problem. I don't know.
Last edited by unterhausen; 02-05-12 at 11:46 AM.