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ratherbefishing 12-03-2011 08:17 PM

Oatey Flux
I started sweating copper pipes today in my new bathroom.I was using solder and flux from a kit I bought last year. The flux was Oatey #95, tinning flux. I couldn't make a good looking joint to save my life. Pipe turned kinda dark, no way to get a pretty solder fillet at the joint. I had the same problem when the stuff was new. On the way to Home Depot, I ran into my plumber neighbor. Mentioned it to him. He said "You're using paste, right? Oatey #5?" So, I bought some #5. Holy cow! #5 made all the difference. So, what's the #95 good for?


oh'mike 12-03-2011 08:37 PM

Land fill---:laughing:

ratherbefishing 12-04-2011 09:00 PM

Is the #95 good for another application? Why was it in the "Starter Kit"? Just curious.

COLDIRON 12-05-2011 06:26 AM

Probably a conspiracy to keep the DIY away from doing their own work.

Just kiddin I don't know.

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