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lead to copper joints (wipe a joint)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by plumber (new blood), 11 Mar 2007.

  1. doitall

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    Stick a screwdrivber in the end and wobble it about :LOL: :rolleyes:

    A penknife is fine for cleaning the inside.
     
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  3. kevplumb

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    try'd that once

    didn't half make me eyes water tho ;)
     
  4. plumber (new blood)

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    what if it gets stuck!!!!

    and don`t carry a pen knife because they are gay.

    will aquire correct tools from merchants, only to use them once very two years!
     
  5. doitall

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    Ooooooo don't Kev :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: reminds me when I had the catheter for a couple of months ;)
     
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    When on psychs placement there was a man who lubricated his japs eye with a can of 3 in 1.
     
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    A top tip from a master plumber ;)
    Make the edge of the copper jagged (i tap hard around the ends with the edge of my file) and then tap and twist into the lead and it won't fall out while sweating a joint :D
     
  9. Slugbabydotcom

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    Grade B solder for gas btw. No need to wipe it, just run it in till it fills the cup
     
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    Someone asked so ...........Maybe it will help with the emergency leak thread
     
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  11. Harry Bloomfield

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    One trick not mentioned, is only heating the lead up to the point where it becomes plastic, rather than free running. At the plastic temperature, the lead can be pushed into place. There is not much difference between dealing with lead gas/water pipes and the lead armoured cables I used to regularly deal with.
     
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