Un sweating close to wall and valve

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  1. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx New Member

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    I am removing these lines to my water heater and installing new ones. I am concerned with the close proximity to the wall on them and the solder melting on the valve side on the cold water line while heating up that side to remove the cold water line.

    Can I just wrap wet towels around them and be okay?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Wet towels help. How in the world did someone sweat copper to stainless?
    Have a spray bottle handy too.
     
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  4. xxxshiftxxx

    xxxshiftxxx New Member

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    That is from an install by a plumber, it was already connected to the stainless and he just sweated the copper side to the pipe from the wall.

    I am gunna install a Male end to the pipe once I remove that line and just screw my new pipes on.
     
  5. mliu

    mliu Member

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    Could those be chrome-plated copper or brass?

    And a fire extinguisher.

    I made a handy flame shield out of two pieces of copper sheet I happened to have laying around (standard steel sheet metal would have worked fine too). I riveted the corners of the two sheets together to make a hinge, then cut a hole out where the two halves came together. Allowed me to open the two sheets and then close around the pipe with the pipe coming out the hole. It prevents any flame from accidentally coming close to, or contacting, whatever is behind the shield.[/quote][/QUOTE]
     
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