Sweating 1

Old 06-03-01, 06:58 AM
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I need to know the correct proceedure to sweat brass 1" ball valves in copper pipe installations. I am concerned about doing damage to the teflon (or what ever it is) seat material by getting too hot. These valves do not dissassemble. Can the seat take the heat required to sweat in the solder? Thanks for any help you may have.
Old 06-03-01, 07:18 AM
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Just open the valve to dissipate the heat and don't overheat the valve. Heat it just enough to sweat the joint.
For illustrated how-to info on "Working With Rigid Copper Pipe" go to http://www.bhglive.com/homeimp/ and click the Plumbing section.
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