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    What brand are you guys using?
    And if you swap for winter, what brand do you swap to?

    I generally use No Corode in the summer, but, not in the winter. In the winter I use C-Flux. But it gets nasty during solder. Looking for a good cold weather alternative to it!
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  • #2
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    I like Oatey 5.

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    • #3
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      propress requires no flux

      is the nokorode a water soluble flux? or is the good stuff that we haven't used in 15+ years


      everflux seems to be the flux of choice out here

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
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        One of my suppliers gave me a sample of flux called Fireeater. I kinda liked it. My biggest problem with the water soluable fluxes is that they burned away far to quickly for my taste. The Fireeater held up under prolonged heating, now I just wish that supplier would get some more.

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        • #5
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          Here you go.

          http://www.drillspot.com/products/57...eater_flux?s=1

          J.C.

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          • #6
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            Oatey #5 for me too, in the small 4oz cans, so I get new fresh clean flux, more often. Difference in cost is minimal.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              propress requires no flux

              is the nokorode a water soluble flux? or is the good stuff that we haven't used in 15+ years


              everflux seems to be the flux of choice out here

              rick.

              HA!!! You crack me up

              BTW - I used to use Otay, then Dutchboy, but I think they went under.......(Dutchboy)
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              • #8
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                Oatey for me also dosnt burn out to quickly and dont smoke to bad
                SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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                • #9
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                  NoKorode makes a cold weather paste flux that is great.

                  I use it almost exclusively summer and winter, but it does get rather soft when it's hot out.

                  I haven't used their regular stuff, so i'm not sure how it compares.

                  Oatey 5 has been my second choice since my first jar of NoKorode.

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                  • #10
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                    Yes Nokorode cold weather (blue lable) it is not water soluble. Good stuff

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                    • #11
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                      In the past I have used cold weather nokorode and yes it stays soft untill the weather gets below 0 even then cold weather nokorode gets hard
                      SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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                      • #12
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                        liquid flux. Forget about the paste. The liquid flux flushes out of the piping system, does not burn, and does not freeze up.
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                        • #13
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                          What is the deal with it bieng water soluable? Is that a code requirement? Or just a longevity one??

                          I have seen commercial jobs that specified non corrosive, but didn't know there was a difference between water soluble and non. Is that why c flux turns hella black and sets off smoke alarms? so annoying...
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                          • #14
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                            don't you guys need to use water soluble flux?

                            we've had to use it for over 15 years now.

                            1 of the major reasons why i got into propress.

                            water soluble flux washes out as soon as there is moisture or vapor from within the line. no flux, no solder, big leak

                            not a big deal on new work, but a major issue with repair work.


                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
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                              I'm with you Rick, Propress all the way these days. I use it for all my repairs and re-pipes these days. That or Viega pex.

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