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Gabe.....
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Got a great recommendation from some-body here on our forum with some real nice results for using "high end" brazing glasses (green ace IR). So, I talked to a friend who works with melting glass and he loaned me a couple of pairs to try out........after using the ones in the middle, I am a believer! You notice the difference immediately in the way the flame looks.........it's like having "X-ray vision" to quote the MD :thumbsup: Being able to see the heated zone with sharp clarity is amazing.......now I don't feel like I have to struggle to see the filets as they are being laid.......:madman:

http://www.sundanceglass.com/didymiumsr.htm
 

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Belltown Brazer
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Right on Gabe! After the torch I would say the Green ACE glasses were my best brazing investment ever! We shall see some fillets to rival Mr. Kirks coming out of the smokehouse now!!

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Randomhead
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they only filter part of the spectrum of light. So you can still see the color of the tubing. With #3, I can't tell if I have it pink, red, orange or yellow
 

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Randomhead
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HomeGrownSS said:
hmm thats odd, ive never had a problem distinguishing color with my regular old #3.
after you use some of these glasses, the number 3's aren't going to work any more.:D

Maybe the #3 I have are darker than they should be, but I can see a glow, but not distinguish color.
 

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HomeGrownSS said:
AWS recommends #3 for brazing. i use #5 for gas welding.
Oh, I don't doubt what is recommended, however I happen to have pretty darn sensitive eyes (I can't drive on a bright day for more than 30 minutes w/o getting a headache) and #3 was just a little to much on the light side for me when brass brazing. Now with silver, that is completely different.
 
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