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Copper gutters

Posted by Jeff Jansen on October 1st, 1998 10:12 AM
In reply to Replacing old tin with copper by dmakin on February 18th, 1998 12:59 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hello dmakin,
I'm presently working on a project with the same type of construction as yours, built in tin gutters, replacing w/ copper. Rule of thumb, 1st. Clean a good 2" on underside of one sheet, and top side on next sheet with fine sandpaper, flux surfaces well, and overlap about 1" . #2 Rivet the sheets together with COPPER rivets. #3 You are going to solder the sheets just as you would a copper pipe. ( heat the overlapping sheet with a mild torch and gently feed in your solder until the entire length of sheet has been flooded w/ solder.) You should be able to see the solder between the sheets from both the top and bottom of sheet. Continue on likewise. Be sure to solder the rivets as well, covering the heads completely. I hope that this was of help, and not too late in coming.

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