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Taking the sweat out of sweating

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    Now if only Weather-Matic would make their #92 & #95 sweat adapters the
    same way!
  3. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Mastering the sweat joint is a right of passage!
  4. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,086

    Personally, I always liked sweating copper, especially because that aspect of the work requires very little digging.

    That said, I probably should have been a plumber.

  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    Have seen those in the stores for a while now, at HD they have all been on clearance since April
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    I tried a few of them. No big deal. And not a guaranteed perfect soldered joint, either.

    Messages: 18,668

    I'D still add solder to it. Talked to a plumber who tried them and he said they weren't always consistent and he added solder as well. On the bargain counter at my HD as well.
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Never used them, probably never will, but it is still a cool idea. :)

    Just for the sake of getting a dig in on ML, I'll take PVC over copper any day for just about any application. ;)
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    Im good with anything up to 1 1/4..

    after thats its a shot in the dark.
  10. Rotor_Tool

    Rotor_Tool LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Sweating copper is one of those rites of passage. If you can not properly sweat fittings together, you should not be in this business. There should be a test...

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