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 Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: kezug (IN)

Help...Oatey makes both a Tining Flux and Solder Paste.

I need to solder 1/2 copper pipe for water...which do I use?

Doug

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: redwood (CT)

I would recommend solder paste

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: waukeshaplumbing (WI)

Solder paste is what you want. Tinning flux will work just fine also, but the joints will look sloppy. It sort of has solder built in to it. so where ever you have tinning flux it will turn silver. I have used it on new houses and had no leaks. just sloppy thats all

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: goodhands3334 (MA)

guys on here go for nokrode solder flux

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: ANDYABH2O (Non-US)

THER IS ONLY ONE FLUX I USE EVERFLUX IF U CAN GET IT IN THE US, GOOD LUCK

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: packy

not all guys on here go for nokorode.

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: kezug (IN)

I am a DIYer and I only have about 6 - 8 joints to solder...and I have the Tinning Flux...all seemed to work ok...just confused as to which to use especially since its not clearly marked on the product.

So I should be fine...right?

Doug

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: packy

if the solder was for pipes rather than electrical, you should be fine.

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 Re: Difference between Tinning Flux and Solder Paste
Author: plumb-bobII (VA)

I'm with Packy...I use Oatey #5. But, I still don't care what is used..... You still need to clean your pipe and fittings!!!! And don't put your oily hands on something that was cleaned, I'll hand them back to you!:grin:

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