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    Happens some times, Cleaned and fluxed some 2 " copper .Get a call ,Must leave for appt. right now! Come back 3 hrs later, green flux ! Usually ,I clean and re-flux,didn't this time.
    Solder flowed fine. Whats Your opinion,please. Thanks Tool
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    I usually take it apart sand and flux again but I have also soldered a week later without a leak but never on a 2" fitting.

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    • #3
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      What kind of flux do you use?
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
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        Everflux will do it, but not in 3 hrs

        I will take it apart and re-solder it, but sounds like if the solder flowed fine, you have nothing to worry about.
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        Robert

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        • #5
          Re: The Green Monster !!

          Yep,it happens,sometimes we'll run assembly of pipe and fittings for hours then go back towards the end of the day and solder up.All the fluxes that I have use have been fine,Yes Evereflux too

          After a prolonged period of time the outside of the fluxed but unsoldered fitting will start to turn green,but if you have the opportunity to pull the fitting apart you will notice that inside that has not been exposed to air is fine after a few hours.

          If the fitting has been soldered and has a green gap or leaks,the only way to guaranty a lasting fitting is to pull it.

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          • #6
            Re: The Green Monster !!

            i use Nokorode pre tinting flux and you can come back 1 week later and still is good
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            • #7
              Re: The Green Monster !!

              Look through Dad's celler, and find a tin of OLD Nokorode.

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