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3 pins, mean that you can master key it.
Nix to the steel wool for cleaning the tube. Use sand cloth instead. Much easier to use and easier to clean the tube of sand instead of the steel wool particles. To clean the fitting use the proper sized fitting brush. So much easier to use & much faster. After both tube & fitting is cleaned, use nokorode paste on both, join them together, heat, solder, wipe with a rag, go to the next joint & do the same.
Paste wise, no. You can use the same paste as you do with regular solder. You just need to use sil-fos as well.
Tytower, if you prep the copper first, paste the tube & the fitting both, heat the joint with propane torch, add solder the joint will hold pressure. The only time oxy accetylene & silver solder is used is when you are working on refridgerant lines. Silver solder is rarely used on city water. If you have to go back & work on it again, dealing with silver solder is a pain. If you don't know silver solder was used, heating with a propane torch won't get you anywhere, as propane won't get the solder hot enough to remove the fitting
Take a look at Amazon. You can get poli glow there.
And, maybe use counter sunk bolts as well. To counter sink the metal there are 2 ways to do it. But the cheapest way is to use a larger bit to counter sink the hole. Just take out enough metal to make the bevel & not drill all the way through the stock.
You might want to invest into a 4 1/2" hand held angle grinder. You can get thin metal & masonary cutting disks for it as well as grinding wheels of all types, flap wheels, diamond cutting wheels & etc. It's a lot faster then using a hacksaw and even safer, as long as your cautious
Fried, They always seemed to hang up on the valve handles. Never failed to do so. That's on these smaller valves, but on a flanged gate valve with a rising stem, I always hung it on the stem, no problem with that. But, it's hell to make a clothes rack out of 2 1/2" and above flanged rising stem gate valves.
Nice idea, but let me tell you this, in my 38 years as a Journeyman Pipefitter I have hung my coat/shirt/jacket on tons of valves over the years. On small valves like these, your clothes always hang up when you go for a quick snatch to take them off. Looks nice, but I wouldn't do it.
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