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Old 12-03-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Is the #95 good for another application? Why was it in the "Starter Kit"? Just curious.
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Probably a conspiracy to keep the DIY away from doing their own work.

Just kiddin I don't know.
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