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Plated brass valve

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Re: Plated brass valve

Postby jake_leg » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:20 am

One other thing if you do go the pickling route - be sure to dispose of the pickling solution safely as it will contain toxic lead and copper salts in solution.

One way might be to add phosphoric acid and neutralize. Lead and copper phosphate should precipitate and can be filtered off and disposed of according to local regulations. The remaining liquid should then be reasonably safe to go down the drain. I think. :|
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Re: Plated brass valve

Postby pz212 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:01 pm

Harry wrote:Yes I have (tested). No change in color of the test samples. Meaning the lead content is 0 - 3 ppm. Theres way more lead in the back yard or my grandkids plastic toys .

How did you test it? Is there a kit that can be bought online? My googling effeorts gave no results...
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