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cleaning pipe and fittings to remove cutting oils
To the fine membership of the board I am just throwing this out there to help and not hinder steam piping as a possible suggestion;
Has anyone used Arm And Hammer washing soda and dawn dish soap and soaked the threaded pipe fittings in warm water and washed out the pipe before threading it together?
The Arm And Hammer Washing Soda is a great multipurpose cleaner and the use of the Dawn Dish Soap would help cut the oils to let them dissolve and be flushed out before installing the threaded pipe.
I know its one extra step but perhaps it would be worth the effort to help in skimming the boilers?