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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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orotund
orotund

1 year ago

Good copper kettles are lined with a thin coating of tin on the inside. This has been standard practice for centuries. Tin is not reactive.

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MichaelW32
MichaelW32

5 years ago

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

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jtobako
jtobako

11 years ago

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
lemonie

11 years ago

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