|Posted by hj on February 24, 2004 at 23:00:56:|
|In response to Re: Swaging copper tubing|
If you try to oversize it, it will probably stretch and tear.
: Ever have one of those days? Everything I so much as looked at today broke: the hot water heater needs a new dip tube, the pressure reducing valve on the boiler is jammed, and then there's the baseboard radiator...
: I'm installing a new section of hot water baseboard. It's a little too long, so I cut it, as instructed, with a pipe cutter. As it is apparently made out of copper foil, rather than copper pipe, this produces a distinctly rounded end. I know that this won't solder well, and that I should swage it.
: The question is, should I try to get it back to tubing size and use a regular elbow *outside* it, or oversize it and use a street elbow *inside* it?
: Any help would be greatly appreciated...