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I have been TIG welding my parts but several call for brazing and the orientation would be very hard for me to do with TIG. I am having trouble finding out what brazing rod and flux to use. EAA suggests Eutectic 16 but I can't find them to buy. I have found references to brazing in the forum but no specifics on what to use for 4130 chromoly. Any input would be appreciated.
Yes, that is a welding rod (not a brazing rod) you can use on 4130. I have been TIG welding and there are areas I can't reach with that technique. Gas welding wouldn't be a problem reaching those areas though my gas welding skills are limited. Brazing is called for in some of the joints along the control stick and brazing is less risk to weaken the metal tube which is good protection for welders like me. Thanks for the suggestion though.