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    Hi, I will be sweating a new copper 1/2" line. I have seen in HD pre-tinned copper joints, I like that idea. My question is do I have to apply flux to the pre-tinned area or do I skip that??? Any other suggestions working with pre-tinned copper??

    Thanks!! Rich

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    Do you mean pre soldered???

    When soldering copper you always need flux.

    There is Otey #95 tinning flux...is that what your talking about.

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    Talking aply flux...apply solder

    dont trust any of those things...

    use them if you want to but still go

    get the oaty 95 tinning flux and solder......

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    I thought that they discontinued those pre soldered fittings.

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    Talking who kknows....

    probably an inventory sell out........

    I think that Rugged mentioned that he found a ton of them
    somewhere and bought them all up





    Cass.....you really need to get rid of that Patriots helmet

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    just let go of the dream.....its dead now..........

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    I think you're right about inventory close out. HD in my town sold there stock out some time ago. It was a gimmick that didn't fly very far. And to echo everyone else, yes, you must use flux and clean the pipe end with emery cloth, sand paper, or a brush just prior to fluxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark View Post
    probably an inventory sell out........

    I think that Rugged mentioned that he found a ton of them
    somewhere and bought them all up





    Cass.....you really need to get rid of that Patriots helmet

    for your avatar.....


    just let go of the dream.....its dead now..........
    I was the one who bought a ton of the fittings.

    as far as the avatar...I can see that smile on your face all the way from here.
    Last edited by Cass; 02-09-2008 at 04:43 AM.

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