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    I tried to change the valve on a new water heater install
    copper pipe should have gone well with out even thinking hard
    Had a full port ball valve straight up on top of a street 90
    The 90 and the male soldered normal but the valve didn't act right
    Had the son on the cell as he cracked on the water on i had a bad feeling
    about it..Sure enough it blew right off
    Never pulled up any solder
    So i Took the st 90 off and started over new 90, valve, male ,fit brush , paste brush
    same thing valve would repel the solder...
    I pulled this one back off to check if it took any,,, notta bit

    Get a 3rd valve off the truck same brand different style
    Soldered with out a problem

    Called the supply House to see if they had any one bring any back
    No No we havent had any come back
    But they will send me some replacments on the truck tomorow


    The ball felt real oilly when i sat down and realy looked at them
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    Re: Solderless Ball Valves

    hecho en China

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      Re: Solderless Ball Valves

      Sounds like the made for California lead free crap! They take solder differently and you have to brush on extra flux while you solder. Also, have you stirred your flux lately? Some types like Nokorode can seperate and cause what you experienced.
      Last edited by plumb4life; 08-09-2010, 10:52 PM.

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        Re: Solderless Ball Valves

        Originally posted by plumb4life View Post
        Sounds like the made for California lead free crap! They take solder differently and you have to brush on extra flux while you solder. Also, have you stirred your flux lately? Some types like Nokorode can seperate and cause what you experienced.

        That could be true but the 3rd valve and the other fittings had no problem


        I had this trouble about 15 years ago on a wH change out it was old and had a bad gas valve,
        The lady called the gas co first he sprayed the valve with wd 40 to loosen it up
        It must have went every were because nothing would solder in that closet
        until i figured out what was going on

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