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How To Solder A Galvanized Wire ?

Jan. 30, 2019

Soldering any sort of cable makes a bond that lasts quite a while. Soldering coated Galvanized Wire-- that can be commonly used for fencing, guy cables or holding a service pole at a permanent position--necessitates that the 2 ends of the bare wires are free and clean of debris so that the solder could stick to them correctly The coating prevents corrosion of the cable, which is usually used outdoors and is exposed to the elements.

Electro Galvanized Wire supplier tell you Step 1

Clean the two ends of wire with a wire brush. This removes any large debris from the wire surface. Rub the individual wires with 60-grit sandpaper to remove the galvanized coating. The overall goal is to make the wire's surface as shiny as possible.

Step 2

Lay the two ends of the wires over each other, so 6 inches of the two pieces of wire overlap each other. Twist one end of the wire over the other in alternating circular winds. Use wire pliers to aid in making the physical connection. The galvanized wires must have secure contact before they're soldered.

Step 3

Elevate the Gal Wire connections so they're not laying on the ground or any solid surface.

Step 4

Ignite the propane torch. Move the flame over the Galvanizing Wire connection to heat the surface of the wire evenly. Keep the blue part of the propane flame approximately 1 inch from the wire's surface.

Step 5

Extend the 1/8-inch thick solder with flux core to a length of 6 to 8 inches from the coil. Keep heating the wire with the torch.

Step 6

Touch the end of the solder to the heated areas of the wire. The solder begins to melt into the twisted Electro Galvanized Wire. Keep adding solder to the wire connection until it begins to drip. Withdraw the solder and the propane torch.

Step 7

Allow the wires to fully cool. Paint the soldered connection with galvanized spray paint to protect the surface from corrosion.

 

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