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how to repair a copper kettle? Answered

i have bought a copper kettle through ebay, but found that it has a split seam which leaks at the bottom of the spout. I cant solder it as solder is lead an not safe for consumption. Any advice would be welcome, thanks.

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MichaelW32 (author)2015-03-12

Use non lead solder, its mainly tin and copper...

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-18

I wouldn't use it. I'd buy a $5 kettle at your friendly-neighborhood box store. Use that when actually boiling water and just keep the copper kettle out as decoration. Copper isn't good for your liver.

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jtobako (author)2009-03-17

Tin based 'sliver solder' might work. Lead based flows more easily. If there is a folded seam that has opened up you could try to tap it together. A heat safe epoxy might work, but I'd trust the lead solder more : )

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lemonie (author)2009-03-17

A little bit of lead won't hurt you (copper isn't too healthy either). How is the spout attached to the kettle? L

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