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Old 07-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #81
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:45 PM   #82
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The Plumber .. He's The Best. "we Both Live In The Slab Leak Capital Of The World." P.s. I Get 10% $.
aww!!! Are you trying to get a discount on your next leak locate.
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Want a nice looking solder joint clean fitting and pipe then use a leaded pencil and go around the pipe about a 1/16 " down from the fitting and the solder wont run past the lead .
Why not wipe solder away with wire wool,it,s a helluva lot easier and less labour intensive.

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Why not wipe solder away with wire wool,it,s a helluva lot easier and less labour intensive.

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Can you explain what youre talking about?
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prime your pipe before you glue it
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If you're running 1/2" soft copper for something and the very end of it is not straight, you can use the chuck end of a self-feed bit inside the copper to straighten it.

The 7/16" O.D. of the bit is quite close to the 1/2" I.D., and many self-feeders have a flair as they transition from the six-sided chuck end to the business end that will take out any out-of-round condition with a few light taps.

This is of course assuming you don't own the proper tools to do this, or those same said proper tools are out in the truck, "buried under something, in one of the tool boxes."
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If you're running 1/2" soft copper for something and the very end of it is not straight, you can use the chuck end of a self-feed bit inside the copper to straighten it.
Interesting, what about 3/4" soft copper pipe?
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Interesting, what about 3/4" soft copper pipe?
Swage tools work well on copper tube.
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Need to remove a Shark Bite fitting, (not that you use them anyways), can't find the tool used for this purpose, use 1/2", 3/4" and 1" talons, they produce the same result
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Interesting, what about 3/4" soft copper pipe?
My hands used to be strong enough to get most of the bend out of 3/4" L soft but not anymore. I have trouble with 1/2" now, which is what led me to recall the self-feed bit trick. I think the bit would be too small for the 3/4". I think I'd be walking out to the truck to get my rounding pliers and 3/4" pin die.

You can solder coupling and short piece of hard drawn to add length for leverage, or just run it long and sweat/cut off extra after straightening...

Damnit... I don't have a good answer for 3/4".
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Need to remove a Shark Bite fitting, (not that you use them anyways)

Don't bet your toolbox on it

I just won't bury them in a wall or slab. We use them mostly for temp water runs and for temp caps to allow demolition to move on without major water disruption.
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Damnit... I don't have a good answer for 3/4".
A set tool for 3/4 inch drop in anchors works real well.
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Need to remove a Shark Bite fitting, (not that you use them anyways), can't find the tool used for this purpose, use 1/2", 3/4" and 1" talons, they produce the same result

Hey Ron please excuse my ignorance but what is a talon? BTW here in NYC my plumber says that SharkBite is only approved for hot water heat, not for water supply.
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Called a Tube Talon by Sioux Chief. Used to hang all types of tubing. because it grips the O.D. so well, it makes removing a Shark Bite fitting easy.
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Called a Tube Talon by Sioux Chief. Used to hang all types of tubing. because it grips the O.D. so well, it makes removing a Shark Bite fitting easy.
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Hate getting those leaks on the bottom of pop-up drain where the rubber washer butts up to the porcelain after it's installed? Slop some pipe dope on it before to tighten it down. Works every time.
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Hate getting those leaks on the bottom of pop-up drain where the rubber washer butts up to the porcelain after it's installed? Slop some pipe dope on it before to tighten it down. Works every time.
I always do that.I also put a little dope on the tank-to-bowl gasket on the softer foam gaskets.
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I put pipe dope on my lettuce to keep it from sliding off my hamburger.
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Double-A Does it work????
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It makes me hungry every time I run black gas pipe.


It doesn't do much for the taste of the burger, but my clean shirt and lap thank me.

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