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    stop dripping water and solder - new tool:

    The Pump N Plug tool is made of strong, flexible silicone rubber able to withstand temperatures of up to 400 F.
    The tube easily navigates elbows and Ts, so it's perfect for any job, and lightweight hand-operated pump fills a bulb with air to quickly stop dripping water.

    You can view how the product works on the manifucture website:
    http://www.pumpnplug.com
    or call 877-222-2667

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    The Pump N Plug tool is made of strong, flexible silicone rubber able to withstand temperatures of up to 400 F.
    The tube easily navigates elbows and Ts, so it's perfect for any job, and lightweight hand-operated pump fills a bulb with air to quickly stop dripping water.

    You can view how the product works on the manifucture website:
    www.pumpnplug.com
    or call 877-222-2667

    Why not just use a piece of white bread or paper towel then solder 1/2 a union in the tubing using Hercules solder / flux 95 -5 ( lead free) and then your good to go as now you can solder the other half of the union on the tubing and use either a new valve or continue working then prior to tightening the union the flush out the bread /paper towel.

    Or use a Turbo torch with a male adapter using a good quality flux,solder the male adapter even with a slight drip then let it cool put Teflon tape on the male threads and screw on a valve.

    Or if the tubing is 3/4" (7/ or less use a copper compression fitting or Flare the tube end and continues with the job.


    400 deg F for soldering is very close to the soldering temperature and with the newer types of soldering torches one can easily reach temperatures over $1,000 deg one mistake and I would imagine someone may have just destroyed the tool.

    Also when soldering heat of course is generated and there is something called pressure temperature relationship where the water can turn to steam and create really dangerous pressures. IMHO

    I have soldered , brazed copper tubing for over over 40 years and managed to do it with out buying a very expensive tool that I would possibly use once in every 4 or 5 years if that
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    White Bread has always done the trick for me. Is also much cheaper and you can't ruin it by over heating it.

    I love new tools but I'll save my money on this one.

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    Imagine how many loafs of bread you can buy fro $300!

    Thats a lot of soldering
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    Now you need to make one that withstands up to 1500 degrees.

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    Now you need to make one that withstands up to 1500 degrees.
    They do have something for 1,500 SUPER heated steam it is called an OS& Y valve
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    You're missing the point, Sylvan - the tool withstands 400 degrees. An air/propane torch can put out as much as 3625 fahrenheit. I'm figuring an average temperature at 1500 degrees - how long is this tool going to last during a soldering operation? You can melt Taramet at about 410 degrees, and I think it takes more for Silvabrite, but you're likely to heat the pipe hotter than that. I doubt you're going to be soldering an Outside Yoke & Stem valve anytime soon.

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    Point well taken
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    one day my dad took the bread off my lunch without telling me. He put the salami back in the bag. Thanks dad!

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