Re: fitting lead to copper tube
Posted by hj on February 20, 2002 at 23:02:23:
In response to Re: fitting lead to copper tube
It is definitely not threadable. And making a copper joint to it will be iffy, without some experience. I hesitate to give directions, since if it is not done correctly, the joint can break, or you may damage the lead to the point where you will have to replace more of it than you intend to.

: Hi,

: I'm renovating an old home and want to do it in stages. one floor at a time. I need to connect new copper tube to 100 year old lead. The lead pipe looks like a tree branch. In other words doesn't look threadable - can I connect it as if I'm putting two lead pipes together ? What type of solder or flux do i need ?

: Thanks for your help

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