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Old 09-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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does anyone else get their hands all chapped from dealing with soldering flux? i get numerous little cuts as though i cut myself with a blade but i didn't.

and what do you do about it? wear gloves ?

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How are you getting flux on your hands? Solve that problem and you won't have to worry about it.

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not sure if plumbing flux is or not, but a lot of fluxes are acid based and can cause problems like you are stating
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How are you getting flux on your hands? Solve that problem and you won't have to worry about it.
it gets all over the brush handle
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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Never had that problem nor do I know any plumbers that do.
What brand of flux? And how do you get it on the handle? Sounds like your using too much.
I like to wear those cotton jersey gloves when soldering. They withstand some heat, Keeps my hands from turning green, and I can wipe a run off a vertical pipe real fast. At $1.49 a pair you can't beat em
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I never had issues with the flux but cleaning copper with emory cloth kills my hands and turns them green and I can't work with fitted gloves from home depot
Cleaning copper feels like fiber glass some times.
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oh that might be it... i use mesh tape, maybe that's what got me

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