Low-temperature solders, the kinds commonly used for plumbing and electrical work, are available in two basic categories - lead-containing, intended for electrical connections and mechanical work, and lead free, intended for use in plumbing of water supplies. We strongly advise using lead-free solders for all components of a still.

Silver solders are alloys of tin and silver (usually around 96% tin, 4% silver) and are used when a particularly strong joint is required. Unfortunately, silver solders melt at a much higher temperature than soft solders and are therefore more difficult to use.

Brazing materials are special types of brass that melt at temperatures similar to silver solder. Unlike solders, brazing materials flow slowly when melted, and can fill large voids, allowing mismatching parts to be attached to one another.

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