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capillary joint

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Definition of capillary joint in English:

noun

A joint made between two pipes by putting their ends into a fitting that is only slightly larger than the pipes and filling the gap with molten solder.
Example sentences
  • The head compression unit can easily be added if you use capillary joints for assembling the column.
  • Whilst soldering capillary joints with a blow torch, the plumber caused a fire which extensively damaged the hotel.
  • Special copper tube fittings designed for refrigeration service should be used since these are manufactured with close tolerances to assure tight capillary joints in the brazing process.

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