Soldering-Problems? Ask Your Questions Here

Only Soldering-Problems questions should be asked here. It's free and it's easy to do. For instance, questions covered here could include, how to edge bead, how to get a smooth bead, how not to burn lead, etc. However, if you aren't sure where to ask your question, ask it here and it will get moved to the appropriate page. Don't worry, you'll still get your answer.

Rather than answering individual questions via email, this gives everyone a chance to ask questions about soldering or read about problems that others are having, and find out how to solve them. It will become a FAQ about soldering problems.

I use my own experiences for giving advise. There is, quite often, more than one way to get the same results, so if you have experience with a particular problem, please help me by contributing to the answers. You can ask a question, answer a question or do both. You can become my co-advisor by adding comments in the comment section below each question.

You should read Previously Asked Questions first to see if your question has already been asked. If it hasn't been asked you can go directly to Ask Your Question

If you have questions about another area of stained glass work, here is where to ask them
Copper Foil
Lead Came
or Cutting Glass
All Other Questions related to Stained Glass Work.

If you have a question that you would prefer others didn't read you can email me Here

Important: Please include as much information as possible so I can help you. If a picture would help me figure out the problem, please upload a picture (you will find the instructions for uploading pictures below, in the area where you write your question).

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Hello Sue. =) I´m Elke from Costa Rica. I want to tell you that I think your web site is very helpful and nice. I have read almost all your sections. …

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We often frame our pieces with zinc. Recently, the solder holding the hanging ring to the zinc has suddenly released with obvious disasterous results. …

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