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Re: Really need advice. Please.
I would advise to make sure you get Copper pipe and not the Copper / Nickel (Known as Kunifer)
Kunifer is very hard to bend and a basic flaring tool will struggle with it.
Also if you are struggling to form a decent end on the Copper pipe try annealing it first, heat the end of the pipe until it's cherry red and either let it cool naturally or quench it in water, this will soften the Copper slightly so you can form an end easier.
As advised watch a few youtube videos before you start, there's some good tips like putting a bit of grease in behind the flair so the nut doesn't corrode in place etc etc.
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