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bobski 05-06-2013 09:04 PM

world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #285
 
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im thinking plumbing to clean copper pipes for soldering? but why the washer on the end?

danf_fl 05-06-2013 09:55 PM

When soldering copper pipes together, the outer piece has a position that the inner piece stops at. The washer prohibits one from pushing the brush in too far allowing for only the soldered area to be cleaned.

eatmydust 05-06-2013 10:10 PM

That makes a lot of sense, and the flared portion is called a swage, or a pipe is swaged, I'm not sure of the proper grammer.

dango 05-06-2013 10:11 PM

Looks like a battery cable brush and the other piece would fit over terminals on battery..?

bobski 05-06-2013 10:31 PM

im going with copper pipe (joint) cleaner.
bingo!

MisterMcCool 05-09-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bobski
im thinking plumbing to clean copper pipes for soldering? but why the washer on the end?

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