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Old 05-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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im thinking plumbing to clean copper pipes for soldering? but why the washer on the end?



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Old 05-06-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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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.



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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.

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

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im going with copper pipe (joint) cleaner.
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