Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Plumbing With Bread

Soldering paste and a quality soldering torch are necessary to have on hand when soldering a copper joint, but did you know that the answer to a common plumbing nuisance can be found in your kitchen pantry? A small drip from the existing water in the line can get in the way while you are soldering. To stop this, take a slice of white bread, remove the crust, roll it into a firm ball, and insert it into the pipe. The bread will absorb the trickle of water and stop the drip so that you can continue soldering. Turn on the water supply after you are finished to flush the bread away and into the drain system.

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