Yesterday I got an oops text from my wife:
I recognized immediately:
- These handlesets are expensive.
- I’m a woodworker, not a metalworker.
- But I fix stuff.
So despite being unqualified, I tore into it this morning.
I knew that I had some solder recommended for work with disparate metals and pot metal castings in particular. It’s a solder that melts at a low temperature (around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, I believe), and can be worked with a heat gun. Bingo. I had some stuff that might work.
It works. Ask me about it a year from now! I think it will still be good (unfounded confidence of a woodworker).
Here’s the material I used, soldering with a heat gun: