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Old 03-28-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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so i know this has gone around a couple times but brass ball valves?? im building this sculture and i found 1/2" brass ball valves at home depot for 5 bucks, i heard somewere they are made with lead but arnt they supposedly for water lines??


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Old 03-28-2008, 03:41 AM   #2
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they really aren't a concern. if you're still wary, you can pickle the brass first. google will explain the pickling process, as does www.howtobrew.com (the metalurgy section)


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Old 03-28-2008, 05:51 AM   #3
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really? well thats pretty sweet then, more valves here i come.lol thank you
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If you've got a harbor freight around I've found the same ball valves there for like 3 bucks each.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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I just discovered that I have a harbor freight locally. Man are their prices cheap. You can really find some deals there. My first impression was that a shipping crate from China just puked everything it could into the store.


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