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    7.5 m run of copper pipe about 10,Clark flaring kit about 23,no doubts about your ability to do a good job Wintonian going by previous posts you have made about a variety of jobs you have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistericeman View Post
    Psssst.... post #4 ;-)
    Shout it a bit louder next time

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    The last time I needed to replace a section - for a similar reason to the OP - I just measured the length and got it made up by a seller on Fleabay, of which this is one.
    George Best: "I spent a lot of money on booze, women and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
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    I make all my pipes from copper and never a problem,if trying to remove old steel from cyl give it a blast of oxycet right on the nut let it cool and heat a second time then remove nut with moleys,same for bleed valves.
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    Pure copper for brake lines is prohibited in many countries, for safety reasons.
    Hope in a serious brake failure prang that your insurer may not notice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronic View Post
    Pure copper for brake lines is prohibited in many countries, for safety reasons.
    Hope in a serious brake failure prang that your insurer may not notice!
    Thankfully not in the UK .....

    frankly the fact that your average DIY mechanic has even got as far as taking a wheel off to replace brake components is likely to have a lot of insurance companies reaching for smelling salts.
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    Copper does work harden and crack even when clipped at 300mm centres. Why do you think it is illegal to use in many countries. Why use copper when kunifer is so much safer. How many pages saying its unsafe to heat with the hob even when taking precautions but the same are happy to use copper when there is a better alternative, They are perfectly legal but how many use remould tyres.
    I don't think many know the line pressures involved in brake systems. General braking up to and around 800psi / 55 bar and in emergency, severe conditions 2000psi / 136 bar. I will leave copper pipe were it belongs, and that's not on vehicle brakes in my opinion.
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    Cuni, horrible, dangerous stuff to work with. Be careful if grinding, even cutting.
    If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistericeman;correctly4
    Thankfully not in the UK .....

    frankly the fact that your average DIY mechanic has even got as far as tyourself wheel off to replace brake components is likely to have a lot of insurance companies reaching for smelling salts.
    Wromg. If the job is done correctly on what grounds would it concern the insurance company.
    However usiing copper may well be considered a detrimental modification.not used or recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Might find yourself reaching for the smelling salts!
    The USA bans copper brake pipes and they are at least as much a can do DIY nation as the UK and probably possesses less of a H&S mindset.
    France may have a prohibition on the use of copper. A visit to the Testing Station and asking if ones vehicle would pass the biennial test would be in order for the OP, could save a repeat job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    Cuni, horrible, dangerous stuff to work with. Be careful if grinding, even cutting.
    But nevertheless, are you saying it's the 'correct stuff'?

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