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Old 04-01-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hey all!

My brewery is just about ready to go. I finished soldering up all the copper fittings last night and am just hooking up the burners. I noticed that the flux I used was petroleum based. It is in the exact same container that the water soluble flux comes in and I didn’t notice it was the petroleum based till I was all done. That being said how do I clean out the residual flux from the plumbing? Should I run it a few times just with boiling water? Or a citrus degreaser followed by a few water flushes? Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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n-propyl bromide is a wonderful defluxing solvent. You can get it in aerosol cans from a compnay called Ensolv. Call 505-661-1100 then press 1 then extension 2 for Mark. He has it in stock.

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