Can I substitute floral wire for copper wire?

I ran out of copper wire, but I have a large amount of 22 gauge floral wire that seems to be working just as well, if not better than the copper. I find it easier to thread to the holes and less prone to breaking. I'm not sure what it's made of, but online searching says perhaps galvanized steel.

 Is there any reason I need to use copper?

Thanks! Jim


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RE: Can I substitute floral wire for copper wire?

I always removed the wire after the filtets are set.  If you do that I see no problem.  I wouldn't want wire that had any possibility of corroding.

 

Kim

RE: Can I substitute floral wire for copper wire?

If you leave the wire in, make sure it's sealed with the epoxy fillets and you'll be fine, no matter what you use.  Copper corrodes, steel corrodes.  Hell, anything you're going to be likely to use will corrode except plastic zip-ties.

If it's working for you, use it.  Cut it out if you want or seal it in there.

FrankP

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