It all depends on the plumber, some use way to much paste so when tinning flux is used it looks like a unprofessional job, silver all over the pipe and fittings. You also have to be careful not to miss a joint when soldering as it will look as if it is soldered. I like the #5 paste because I can see the flow of solder around the joint.
That product is terrific for me. :indecisive:
I don't use it but all the DIY'rs around here do, they don't understand that there's a very small small window of temperature whereby it either takes solder or burns up black.
That has me coming to the rescue with my tinning flux method and making it look almost embarrassing how easily I correct the problem.
Tinning flux as mentioned can look terrible if used and abused. I use such a minimal amount that a small tin lasts beyond a safe zone to which the life of the product is questionable. Like any flux, it can separate in its container.
Here's an image of soldering done with tinning flux:
here are a couple pictures that i did with Nokrode tinning flux
just cleaning things up :D
a hot water maker
1 1/2 pipe into a 2" header
hawk, do you use a t-drill on these manifolds?
i should pack a big suitcase for the roundup and "hawk" some of my extra tools;)
i have an excess of t-drills and looks like you can use a nice one:)
maybe i'll take a photo of some to have a show and tell, with a buy it now for the roundup:confused:
Nice work Hawk! I can tell you don't have back problems!
It would be impossible for me to stand in position that long to do everything you did given the amount of work done.
We are the last of good tradesmen that care about the finished product, that's for sure.
Charlie, great pics. Your resume is growing.:D
thanks for the complements i do take pride in my work
when i went to get this job 19yrs ago i said i put my name on all my work and i do when i put the company sticker on it i put my name and date
here is one and you can see more here
rick yes i did use a t drill
we got it when we were changing a church from steam to hot water and we needed a lot of tees so i said how about a t drill . it cost some thing like $ 1500 15 yrs ago and it paid it self off on that job .