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  1. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    OK I have so far managed to avoid or replace lead pipes, but not this job.

    Any recommendation for fitting to go from lead OD 25mm to 28mm - all three pipes have a different OD, lol to 22mm copper ?
    many thanks
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Lead lock

    Philmac utc to copper
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    thx, have left site now so will just get a range of leadloks and try and work out which one fits what, lol, Philmacs look a bit chunky and i am rammed up against the wall. BTW, any idea when lead was stopped being installed, before i was born i think.....reason i ask is that the heating system is pretty old but for some reason there is lead pipes to the system tank , whereas all the rest of the pipework is either steel or copper, its almost as if the tank was there before the current, very old , heating system. I am changing the tank cos its old rusty and client does not want a leak.
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    prob was an old single pipe system

    also they used to run lead for the mains services
  5. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    I normaly use a 9lb lead lock, most times you need to use a coarse rasp first to get it to fit as the soft lead is often misshaped and in need of filing down. Can be tricky in a tight spot but persevere it can be done.
  6. bacon_sandwich

    bacon_sandwich GSR

    thx Darren, yep noticed they were already slightly oval, will take all my metal fabricating tools along for good measure. Plumbcentre have a selection of leadloks in stock so on my way to get them all.
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