I bought a product today called Just for Copper. It is for joining copper
pipe and fittings. Expensive ($15 for a bottle that claims it can do 40
joints, but if it does 10 I will be surprised) but it claims that it can be
used on wet pipe, and should be good for places where a torch is not
suitable. Hopefully it will have a better shelf life than the epoxy I have
used in the past in such places.
I did up one joint (at $1.50 a joint I didn't want to experiment too much)
and it seems fine. 3 posts at various groups say it is good; but I wonder
if anyone has had a bad experience. I mean, one bad experience is more
important to hear about then a bunch of good ones.
Never used it.
On one occasion I have patched a wet metal drain pipe just below a
sink with PC-70 . The faucet was dripping at the time, and I didn't
think it would work, but I wanted to use the kitchen sink.
I was just a subtenant, and I didn't want to do substantial work.
The other two had lived there for months, and I assumed they had tried
to get the ll to fix the dripping (almost running) sink, and that he
hadn't. Before the PC-70 set, it kept falling away from the pipe,
but I kept pushing it back and eventually it stayed there. The next
day I used the sink and the drain worked fine. I couldn't believe it.
I stayed there for four months and it lasted that long.
PC-70 definitley sticks to copper. I wouldn't polish or buff the
copper, but leave it rough.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
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