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    I've been using a Norton #746 pad (I looked it up Adam)to clean the outside of my pipe. Bought at HD(in paint section) but forgot the price, this stuff lasts. No BS, I must have done about 400 joints with one pad. It comes in a 2 pack and I haven't used the other pad yet. The same pad shines the joints up after soldering. Just thought I might share.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    We use to use Prep-Star copper machines and they had similar pads for cleaning the copper. They lasted a long time as long as you copper was real clean.

    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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    • #3
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      Thanks for the tip. I'm going to try it.
      Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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        You can get pretty good life out of scotch brite pads also.
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          Ben, where is the picture??? I am waiting.....

          One thing I can say is ProFlo sandcloth sucks.
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          Robert

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          • #6
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            Both the plumbers and the fitters use the Norton #746 at this shop we use a old 9.6 Dewalt cordless for cleaning fittings as well

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            • #7
              Re: Copper joint preperation

              Originally posted by JRM638fitter View Post
              Both the plumbers and the fitters use the Norton #746 at this shop we use a old 9.6 Dewalt cordless for cleaning fittings as well
              I do the same with the drill. Works very fast.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Copper joint preperation

                Ben, is this the pad you said you got at Home Depot? If so, do you have any sort of number I can use to track it down at Home Depot with?

                Thanks.
                Proud To Be Union!!

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                  Re: Copper joint preperation

                  http://www.nortonconsumer.com/Data/E...00000000001562

                  I think this might be what you're talking about. This is the norton equivalent of medium grit steel wool. I usually use medium steel wool or open mesh cloth (oatey or masters). I know a guy who uses these and apparently they work faster and last longer than grit cloth. I like grit cloth cause you can rinse it our and it doese'nt fill up with dust quickly. Ill go pick up some of this stuff though and try it out it looks like it would work good especially on large diameter copper. Thanks and I hope my link helps!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Copper joint preperation

                    Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post

                    One thing I can say is ProFlo sandcloth sucks.
                    erm... it's proflo, you get what you pay for.

                    <.<
                    /stirs the pot and darts away
                    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                      Re: Copper joint preperation

                      Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post
                      Ben, where is the picture??? I am waiting.....

                      One thing I can say is ProFlo sandcloth sucks.
                      It's 6: 24 Sun. Morn, My day is made! I see that Blue and white Van. Tool
                      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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