John at MHSS (a hydraulic hose repair shop) saves a $300 hydraulic hose using SSF-6 silver solder. John charged $70 for the repair, saving his customer $230 and the downtime that would have been necessary waiting for a new part.
- When working your way around the tube, it is not always necessary to add more flux to flow–simply add a little heat to pull the material around the tube.
- Make sure the metal is clean before soldering.
- Allow the flux work for momentarily before adding the rod.