Brass fittings?

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Brass fittings?

Postby busman » Sat May 21, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi guys,

Went out today and bought all the tube, elbows, reducers etc to build my rig. I want to be able to remove the liebig to use on both my pot still head and my column so I bought some threaded fittings but they're brass not copper. I have read that you can "pickle" the brass in a vinegar/peroxide mix to remove the surface lead, but would you bother, or just bin them and use stainless instead? Or use something else?
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Re: Brass fittings?

Postby MacStill » Sat May 21, 2011 6:18 pm

I use brass fittings occasionally but keep them to a minimum, and de lead them (pickle) every 3 months as a general rule.

Punkin can probably braze you up a SS to copper union that you could just solder in, that's if your not equipped or confident in brazing SS to copper.

Cheers.
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Re: Brass fittings?

Postby busman » Sun May 22, 2011 9:31 am

Thanks McStill. I'll pick up some SS fittings today and give it a go. If it all goes pear-shaped, one frantic PM coming your way Punkin :lol:
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Re: Brass fittings?

Postby R-sole » Sun May 22, 2011 9:51 am

No worries. It's easy once you know what fittings to use and how to solder em :lol: :lol:
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