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Old 04-15-03, 06:50 AM
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What is "Tinning Flux"? I have this Tinning Flux made by Oatley that is apparently different from regular flux. What's the difference?
 
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Old 04-15-03, 06:16 PM
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Self-tinning flux comes in the Oatey green container instead of red... It is awesome flux.... In fact it is my favorite to use... The only difference is that it has a small amount of solder IN the flux... When you first heat it, it will begin to turn a solder color as if it has been partially soldered... Supposedly it makes a better connection... I quit using it when inspectors began question whether or not the lead content in it was acceptable as compared to standard flux with no solder...
 
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Old 04-15-03, 08:07 PM
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tinning flux is great when you are repairing old, old hard red copper lines. Standard flux and solder just doesn't work at all or make very bad connections. You usually have to tin the joint ahead of time unless you use....tinning flux.

Ragner....MSDS sheets, ask for these from your supplier and then show the inspectors the lead content. All compounds will be listed.
 
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Old 04-15-03, 08:45 PM
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I don't think lead was the only issue Notuboo... It was only a problem because the flux was not specifically approved originally... Since the water-soluble non-working flux fiasco, I haven't heard of an inspector even asking about it... I could use KY jelly for flux and could get away with it...
 
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