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What is a effective way to clean the inside of copper fittings after sweating them together?

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Are we going to see some pics of what you just sweated together? Or is this just a hypothetical. –  brewchez Jul 17 '10 at 14:57

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If they're not attached to anything, maybe soak them in PBW for 30 minutes? If they're attached in a system, run PBR through the system for a few minutes. Either way, then rinse, sani, and brew!

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I have no idea, by the way. I'm just assuming this is a good solution because it works for just about everything else. –  hookedonwinter Jul 14 '10 at 18:13
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I recirculated PBW for five minutes, then rinsed. –  Dean Brundage Jul 16 '10 at 14:18

I've watched plumbers fix various pipe joints in the past, and they typically run water through them for a few minutes and then declare it good to go.

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