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    When repairing or altering a copper line using ProPress, is the connection improved by sanding the existing to bright? Or is there no difference with leaving the patina on?

    I know you would have to prep a line that you've uncovered. Obviously.


    Thanks.


    J.C.

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    Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
    When repairing or altering a copper line using ProPress, is the connection improved by sanding the existing to bright? Or is there no difference with leaving the patina on?

    I know you would have to prep a line that you've uncovered. Obviously.


    Thanks.


    J.C.
    If antique pipe I would def. leave the patina on it..Ever watch pawn stars?
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      Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

      i was thinking the same thing today when i got an older length of 3" copper pipe . i cleaned it with a Scotch-Brite Pad to clean it up a little
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        Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

        the copper needs to be clean of pits and scale. if not then a quick sanding where the o-ring seals is all that's really needed. of course i would still sand the entire socket depth + 1/4''

        rick.
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          Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

          I just opened the instructions for the first time that came with my ProPress and I found a scotch brite cleaning pad. From what I can figure is they want you to use that to clean the jaws off when some copper is being left behind on the jaws. But it did not say anything about cleaning the pipe other than making sure you debur it inside and out.

          Also found a handy little depth gauge to help mark the pipes with out placing the fitting on and off.
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            Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

            I will have to look for that depth gauge tomorrow . Thanks Ron!

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              Re: Cleaning A ProPress Connection?

              Here is a picture.

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