If you do a spot of plumbing now and
again, you can avoid torch, solder, and
flux with Noble Copper-Bond Adhesive.
Copper-Bond is a two-part epoxy
made for joining copper water pipes.
According to the manufacturer, the
epoxy is made from "food-grade"
resins and can withstand temperatures
between 36° and 180° F, so it is safe
for all domestic water lines. Copper-
Bond comes in a syringe-type dispenser
that reportedly holds enough
epoxy to make 50 to 75 1/2-inch pipe
To test the epoxy, I "sweated" a few
connections with the mixture, taking
care to apply an even coat to both the
inside of the joint and the outside of
the pipe. The adhesive dried after