|Posted by Chuck on July 26, 2001 at 22:12:34:|
|In response to Re: Pipe sweating advice|
Sorry about that. I put the carraige before the horse. Anyway, You should probably use lead-free solder and leaving a flux can open shouldn't matter. Sounds like your heating the pipe too much, although 95/5 takes more heat to melt.
: I'm replacing some old galvanized pipe in my home with copper. Yesterday I was sweating some sub-assemblies on the workbench and everything went great. Today it seems like the solder wants to run right through the joint rather than stay in it. I can't think of anything I'm doing differently. Can anyone give some advice? I'm using 95/5 solder. I left the flux can open overnight, is that even a possibility of my trouble? Thanks for any help you can give.
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