wiped joint

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by cwhyu2, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Has anyone done wiped lead joint to a brass furele?
    Pardon the spelling.
  2. Mike Swearingen

    Mike Swearingen New Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Independent Real Estate Broker
    On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
    Why would you want to solder a brass ferrule in a compression fitting?
    It is true that the ferrule is what seals a compression fitting and not the threads, but you can seal even an old used ferrule with pipe compound or teflon tape. No need to solder it.
    If you're going to solder something, it would best be fittings made for that purpose.
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  4. Furd

    Furd Engineer

    Jul 3, 2007
    Retired energy systems engineer
    Wet side of Washington State
    He didn't write anything about soldering a ferrule in a compression fitting.

    Why do you assume that is what he was asking?

    What cwhyu2 asked is:

    Has anyone done wiped lead joint to a brass furele?

    I've seen this but I have never done it myself. Lead "wiping" is a lost art theses days.
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    The brass ferrule he is talking about is NOT the compression ferrule we immediately think of today. Lead work is certainly a lost are out here. Never saw any lead personally, except the tons we used to have to unload out of the AUX Tank when taking on a full load of warshot torpedoes. Sorry, some things you just never forget about!!!
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The last wiped joint I did was for my journeyman's test in 1955.
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