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  • How to clean solder from copper pipe?

    What's the best way to clean off old solder from a copper pipe. I'm trying to resolder a valve and don't have enough pipe to cut off to where it is clean.

    thx

    Oscar

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    Re: How to clean solder from copper pipe?

    With the pipe empty, heat it up hot enough to where the solder will drip off, wipe off with a rag.
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    • #3
      Re: How to clean solder from copper pipe?

      then re sand it and put flux on it
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      • #4
        Re: How to clean solder from copper pipe?

        Thanks guys.

        It's on and with no leaks.

        And no, I'm not going to start a thread called "I want to become a plumber".

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        • #5
          Re: How to clean solder from copper pipe?

          You can be a plumber if you want. Now if you would've started off the thread figuring out how to install the new Sharkbite ball valve, I think the guys would've banned you from doing any future plumbing.
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            Re: How to clean solder from copper pipe?

            Originally posted by Devine Plumbing View Post
            You can be a plumber if you want. Now if you would've started off the thread figuring out how to install the new Sharkbite ball valve, I think the guys would've banned you from doing any future plumbing.
            Or what flat rate vice T&M should be ! ! !
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