How to clean a tub/shower brass fixture.

Old 02-02-22, 12:40 PM
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How to clean a tub/shower brass fixture.


To clean this brass fixture, can I use a diluted solution of vinegar and water, or some other type of cleaning agent? The remaining plumbing pipes and connectors would first be removed. Or maybe it's fine the way it is? Would like to reinstall this and reattach it to copper supply lines.

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Old 02-02-22, 01:15 PM
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I'd suggest you give up on that idea, since reusing sweated components rarely works out well. You need to use a torch to get the sweated fittings out, and once you do, you will have solder residue in every single opening that will make it quite difficult to clean up, insert new copper and resolder.

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