1. Brian Kehlmeier

    Long-term longevity of suspect sweat joints

    I find sweating copper very easy to do, yet these large mass brass fittings always give me trouble. I used Oatey's No 9 tinned flux to sweat a shower valve and 3 of the 4 joints give me worry. I am not sure if the flux burns off, but I could see it bubble then stop. I don't recall much smoke...
  2. Alan

    Adding a pressure gauge

    I am installing a whole house water filter system and I am going to add 2 pressure gauges, one on the input and the other on the output side. The supply pipe is 1" copper and I have 2 - 1" x 1" x 1/2" tees to which I will sweat a 1/2" x 1/4" C x FIP Copper Female NPT Adapter to accommodate the...
  3. Deck House NIC

    4 wall hung toilets with problems

    Hi all Long post as I have 4 toilets. Apologies. We just moved in to a Deck House with 4 toilets. We have well water. All 4 toilets are American Standard wall mounts most likely original to the 1960's that are high water users and have long slow flushes. The only identifier F4049184 seems to...
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