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rjniles 03-06-2008 06:14 PM

Copper bond epoxy
 
Was at Lowes and saw a product called "Copper Bond", a 2 part epoxy for joining copper pipe and fittings. Directions say mix the 2 parts and appy to clean pipe and fittings, 15 minutes later good for 200 PSI. Looked interesting for tight applications were you don't want to use a torch. Has any one had experience with Copper Bond? How do the code compliance people view this product?

Ron The Plumber 03-06-2008 08:46 PM

I don't view it, never used and won't, I don't trust that type of application for bonding copper pipe together.

majakdragon 03-07-2008 09:41 AM

Copper pipe and fittings are made to be soldered, not "glued". An inspector would have you tearing it out. If you want to glue fittings, use PVC. It is a shame that companies are producing stuff and claiming it will work for all applications, while it doesn't meet code and could cause more problems than it solves.

Marlin 03-07-2008 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by majakdragon (Post 105118)
Copper pipe and fittings are made to be soldered, not "glued". An inspector would have you tearing it out. If you want to glue fittings, use PVC. It is a shame that companies are producing stuff and claiming it will work for all applications, while it doesn't meet code and could cause more problems than it solves.

But is says used by plumbers right on it!

Ron The Plumber 03-07-2008 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 105342)
But is says used by plumbers right on it!

I think it is approved method by UPC Code, but you won't find this plumber using it.

Marlin 03-07-2008 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron The Plumber (Post 105343)
I think it is approved method by UPC Code, but you won't find this plumber using it.

You're just jealous Home Depot let us in on all the plumber secrets! Copper glue, flex tail pieces, plastic trip levers, angle stop repair kits, etc.



I was joking though. I'm a junior mechanic at a plumbing and heating shop. I see cheap fixes like those listed above all the time. People end up paying more to have us fix not only the original problem but their mistakes as well. Do it right, or pay someone to do it right.

majakdragon 03-08-2008 09:21 AM

The one I really laugh at is the flexible, corrogated plastic trap that you can move around to make it fit your mistake in measuring. Codes change by State and some allow things that others don't. LOCAL Code office is the key here. One example is Studor valves. They work, but are not accepted in all areas.


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