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Cleaning paint of copper pipe.



 
 
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Old January 7th 07, 06:13 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.





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Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.





Thanks

Darren

Just scrape the old paint off using a fairly blunt metallic object (reverse
edge of old table knife or similar), scraping towards the free end of the
pipe (it's easier that way). Then polish the partially prepared end with a
wad of steel wool. If the pipe end is in the vertical plane with the pipe
open end skywards try to avoid overhanging the open end with the wire wool,
otherwise fragment of steel will drop into the pipe and cause corrosion
problems.

As with all soldering cleanliness is the secret.


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Old January 7th 07, 06:51 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Burn it off and then take the charred remains off with wirewool.

Else put stripper on it.

Andy.

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Old January 7th 07, 07:17 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 07/01/2007 18:13 df wrote:

Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Scraping with the side of a wood chisel (or similar implement with a
hard edge) along the length of the pipe in the manner of peeling
potatoes works for me! Try not to get any of the peelings in the pipe
though.

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df wrote:
Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Blowtorch followed by wire wool and elbow grease.
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On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 19:23:37 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
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df wrote:
Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Blowtorch followed by wire wool and elbow grease.
.

I have found this to be the best one. And inspect parts out of sight
with a mirror to make sure all paint is removed.
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On 7 Jan 2007 10:13:14 -0800 someone who may be "df"
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Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Soldered joints, already been described.

An alternative is to use a compression fitting to join old and new
pipework. These are more forgiving, though that doesn't mean they
can just be slapped on without preparation.


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On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 10:13:14 -0800, df wrote:

Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Depending on how accessible it is (usually not very :-() various
combinations of getting off the worst of the paint (if it's thick) with
the serrated jaws of a pair of water-pump pliers and/or combination
pliers, scraping with a not-too-sharp knife or chisel (copper is soft!)
and rubbing down with those sort of kitchen scourers that look like curled
up fine steel ribbon get most of the paint off. Then a strip of sandpaper
(you can get plumbers' rolls about an inch wide) wrapped around the pipe
and pulled back and forth can get it quite clean.


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df wrote:
Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Spontex Tough Scourer http://www.spontex.co.uk/ available in all
supermarkets - you won't believe how good thaey are until you try one.
Cleans up copper pipe like new - removes paint, verdigre, whatever.


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John Stumbles wrote:
On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 10:13:14 -0800, df wrote:

Have to do some pipework shortly, Whats the best way to clean up the
old pipe which has paint on it, Prior to jointing.


Depending on how accessible it is (usually not very :-() various
combinations of getting off the worst of the paint (if it's thick) with
the serrated jaws of a pair of water-pump pliers and/or combination
pliers, scraping with a not-too-sharp knife or chisel (copper is soft!)
and rubbing down with those sort of kitchen scourers that look like curled
up fine steel ribbon get most of the paint off. Then a strip of sandpaper
(you can get plumbers' rolls about an inch wide) wrapped around the pipe
and pulled back and forth can get it quite clean.


anything hard metal like a chisel or wrench jaws will make a pipe that
can't use a compression fitting and may have soldering issues as well
 




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