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- Nov 27, 2015
I'm fabricating the fuel filler & foot valve assembly for my model Fairbanks-Morse engine. It's comprised of three pieces of 1/8" brass pipe. Two of the pieces are cut with a saddle joint, to be soft-soldered to the third piece. My soldering skills are OK, but not great. I would like this to look nice when the job is finished. So, my question is, is there something that can be applied to the pipes to prevent solder from sticking in areas where I don't want it to? I've been told that graphite (like a pencil) will work, but the pipe is shiny and slippery and I'm not sure the graphite will adhere well enough to do the job.