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    Any disadvantages? Only poured lead a couple times and that was in school around 9 years ago. Never even dealt with lead wool. Any thoughts, tips?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    I pour lead joints 3 or 4 times a month. The lead wool on my truck is just for repacking old caulk (and threaded) joints to stop leaks.

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    • #3
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      It's the oakum that stops the leaks. As long as ya got lead to hold it in place yer good.

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      • #4
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        NSPC does not allow the use of lead wool.

        Molten lead placed in a continuous pour and not less than 1 inch deep is required.
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        • #5
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          And here I just found out today I've got to caulk a three inch horizontal joint on a vent stack sometime within the next few weeks at Joey's Good Samaritan building.Does LA city allow wool? I no longer own caulking ropes.

          Rick,I'm going to have to borrow those caulking irons sooner than I thought.You better decide where you want to eat for lunch.If you see any packing,inner or outer irons at the swap meet I'll re-emberse you

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          • #6
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            I'm not sure lead wool is code approved anywhere but many repair products which are used are not code approved.

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: Lead wool use

              adam if you need oakum, i've got a coat that will work for you

              i've got the irons, make sure you are holding onto something when you get the price on the wool. they sell it like it's silk or something.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Lead wool use

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                I'm not sure lead wool is code approved anywhere but many repair products which are used are not code approved.

                Mark
                Guess I better call the city

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                • #9
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                  HAHA Adam! It is a small world Let me know when you guys meet up so I can get your jacket out of my car for you
                  I love my plumber

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                  Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lead wool use

                    Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                    And here I just found out today I've got to caulk a three inch horizontal joint on a vent stack sometime within the next few weeks at Joey's Good Samaritan building.Does LA city allow wool? I no longer own caulking ropes.

                    Rick,I'm going to have to borrow those caulking irons sooner than I thought.You better decide where you want to eat for lunch.If you see any packing,inner or outer irons at the swap meet I'll re-emberse you
                    If it's a horizontal joint cut it out with a ratchet cutter and replace it with no-hub. If you can't I wouldn't suggest wool on a horizontal joint.
                    the dog

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lead wool use

                      Originally posted by plumbdog10 View Post
                      If it's a horizontal joint cut it out with a ratchet cutter and replace it with no-hub. If you can't I wouldn't suggest wool on a horizontal joint.
                      Done!!!

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                      • #12
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                        any PC4 & oakum users?
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                        www.westtrailmechanical.ca

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                        • #13
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                          Hey, you really want to save some time. Pack the oakum and then cover it over with silver colored silicone
                          Been there..seen that.
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                          • #14
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                            You have to admit. You miss the smell of hot lead. The thrill of splashing hot lead down your pants (plumbers never wore shorts 40 years ago), the explosion that occures when the big bead of swett falls from your forehead into the lead pot... It is rapidly becoming a lost art form, along with wiping a lead joint, or fabricating your own lead drum trap. All things I was taught in my youth and have thankfully had no need for in the last twenty years or so. I use my lead pot stove for cooking lobsters.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Lead wool use

                              Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                              I use my lead pot stove for cooking lobsters.

                              i won't be coming to your house for dinner.
                              9/11/01, never forget.

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