Just For Copper Glue

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FullPedalTrombonist
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Just For Copper Glue

Post by FullPedalTrombonist » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:21 pm

Just For Copper JFC050 1.85 Ounce Solderless Copper Bonding https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VHYRGA/re ... rEbM7SVEV2

Has anyone used this or thought to use this for some small quick fixes? I’ve heard some tuba folks using this for some fourth/fifth valve extensions and triggers. I can solder decently enough to redo a popped joint or something not to tricky, but adding a thumb rest or replacing a water key assembly... could be worth a try.

What do y’all think?
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Re: Just For Copper Glue

Post by brassmedic » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:15 am

Looks sketchy to me. YMMV.
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Re: Just For Copper Glue

Post by timothy42b » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:37 am

I would say no. Plumbing joints are mechanically secure before soldering. Your thumb rest or water key is not, and it gets a fair amount of stress.

FWIW, the tensile strength of solder runs 4,000 or so psi, as does JBWeld. Your copper glue is only listed at 1,000.
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