Can I solder galvanized wire?
Also to know is, can you solder to galvanized steel?
To solder galvanize: degrease the area to be soldered, use an acid soldering flux, you will probably need some mechanical abrasion WHILE soldering to get the solder to adhere. The result of welding galvanized steel is zinc oxide, which is non-toxic and non carcinogenic.
One may also ask, can steel wire be soldered? Although steel is usually welded or brazed together, you can also solder it. Soldering steel wire is not unlike soldering other wire types like silver or copper. To solder steel wire together, follow the soldering process for silver wire.
In this way, what type of wire can be soldered?
Basically all metals can be soldered, but we are looking for a low melting point soft solder and a flux. With the soft solders and a zinc chloride flux (most common), these metals will bond very easily: copper, tin, and brass. These metals will NOT bond: Iron, stainless steel, steel, and aluminum.
Will JB Weld work on galvanized metal?
At least two different brands on the market -- JB Weld and Harvey's Epoxy Putty -- work equally well for the purposes of stopping leaks. Both adhere best to dry surfaces and are effective for blocking small leaks in copper and galvanized steel pipe.