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rlaurent79 08-11-2010 05:28 PM

sweating copper
 
Are there any secrets or products to put inside existing water lines to stop the drip while sweating joints together.

johnnyboy 08-11-2010 05:55 PM

i've seen little glycerine balls, looks like a giant "horse pill" at home depot for that job...

i've used a wad of bread before, shove it up there and it will disolve :)

oh'mike 08-11-2010 06:34 PM

JohnnyBoy has it--Wad of white bread---or the little jelly balls.

LateralConcepts 08-11-2010 10:02 PM

Yeah "white" bread. Not pumpernickel, wheat, any of that other healthy garbage. I always take the crust off, break off what you think you need, then roll it in a ball tell it's kinda doughy, jam it in and sweat.

If you wanna get fancy you can use a tool called a Jet-Swet http://www.brenelle.com/

rlaurent79 08-11-2010 10:06 PM

ok, thanks guys

Proby 08-11-2010 10:07 PM

Does the bread trick work for electric too??

LateralConcepts 08-11-2010 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Proby (Post 484411)
Does the bread trick work for electric too??

Maybe if you want toast :yes:

canadaclub 08-12-2010 02:51 PM

Don't forget to unscrew any aerators you have on faucets, etc to let the bread residue flow out or you find low pressure


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