Re: [Distillers] Re: Use of BRASS
>From: "CornFed (Randy) <cornfed15@...>" <cornfed15@...>Thanks for the link,I use a dilute solution of Hydrochloric acid to flush
>Subject: [Distillers] Re: Use of BRASS
>Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 06:58:47 -0000
>here is a webpage that lists directions on how to soak the surface
>lead off of brass alloys using white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide:
>--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "LesH" <dootyfree@h...> wrote:
> > I would think that as the use of lead in solder for water supply
>systems is now illegal,lead in plumbers brassware would be most
> > LesH(plumber)
out the oxide on the copper internal parts of my still,and then wash out
with hot water..
I've used it for many years for cleaning brass plumbing fittings,if left
for too long brass will turn pink due to de-zincification.This also happens
in sea water,requiring Bronze fittings.
Sorry,old plumbers tend to ramble on!
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- here are a couple more links about cleaning brass and copper with
ahydrogen peroxide - white vinegar solution
instructions on how to make a pickling solution with white vinegar
and hydrogen peroxide.
http://www.hbd.org/hbd/archive/1539.html#1539-17 John Palmer a
metallurgical engineer for the aerospace industry remarks about
removing surface lead from brass in a home brew digest forum
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "CornFed (Randy) <cornfed15@h...>"
> here is a webpage that lists directions on how to soak the surface
> lead off of brass alloys using white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide: