I have to move a rad from a pressurized system jointed entirely with
soldered fittings.Whenever I have tried to use thesemyself they never seem
to seal.All the solder bubbles out in my desire to make sure it has all
sealed and the end result is dismal. Can I use brass compression fittings to
do the job??
Why not? Although they have problems of their own - time, thermal
expansion and contraction cycles, vibration, distorted pipe not sealing,
over-tightening, under-tightening etc...plus, of course, the cost.
Yorkshire fittings and really clean, degreased, de-oxidised and fluxed
parts should be a dream - just heat until that little ring of silver
I agree, the secret of good soldered joints is cleaning the pipe really
well with wire wool, then apply a thin layer of flux to the cleaned
section that is to form part of the joint, check the fitting is clean,
assemble and heat both the pipe and fitting at the same time till the
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