An Unexpected Turn From The Move To Low Lead Products In Drinking Water Applications
Since their introduction to California in 2010 (and on a national basis in January 2014), low lead solder end valves have raised some questions within the industry. The technique of soldering these products is slightly different and care should be taken to review the installation techniques needed. In an effort to keep our customers informed, Milwaukee Valve has addressed this in a Soldering Considerations Bulletin as well as in the instructional video below.
Soldering UP Low Lead Valves
There has been much talk with respect to using specific brands of solder and flux by a number of valve manufacturers. In fact, some are requiring only certain combinations of solder and flux be used, complicating the installation of those products even further. Rest assured, this is not the case with UltraPure® products from Milwaukee and Hammond Valve.
While you need to use low lead compliant solder and flux to meet the new standards - that is all you need to do with our products. You can feel free to pick the brand of solder and flux you are most comfortable with to install our valves. This saves both
money for our valued customers. Contractors don't have to plan around what solder and flux are on a jobsite or where they can purchase the "appropriate brand" required to install a competitor's product. Always look to UltraPure products first and have confidence you have made the right choice. More information on our UltraPure line can be found at
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Milwaukee Valve carries Medical Gas Valves that can be customized to meet individual requirements.