People have asked why “ why go through all this trouble, just replace it “A cool little trick I’ve used before to repair a faucet seat temporarily or not so temporarily
…….until the can get the correct seat installed.
File the broke area out and get to good brass at the margins. Similar to what a dentist does to a decayed tooth.
Then heat it up with your torch and fill the area with solder letting it be bigger than it needs to be.
Then take various files or a dremel and filing away the excess.
Got the idea from how a dentist does a tooth.
For small imperfections you can just sand or file the seat smooth but above is for really those emergency situations or temp repair.
Well when you’re on a home where everything is 1950 original and it’s cosmetically perfect condition the customer typically like to keep it to provide an original look to the home.
Also, I can make twice as much repairing a faucet then jumping to the next “ hit and run “ service call.
I might hit 3 service calls all within an hour if they’re easy…..and I love easy.