How to solder copper pipe – Plumbing Tips

How to solder copper pipe – Plumbing Tips


plumberparts.co.uk, honest reviews and advice hello and welcome to our tutorial on how to solder copper pipe to make this a little bit easier you’ll need just a few tools firstly some pipe cleaner to clean the
pipe a flux brush a roll of solder lead free for potable water a tub of flux a wet cloth a heat mat and a soldering torch first use your pipe cleaner to clean the
pipe this will aid the soldering process you can also use a kitchen scouring pad although it will take a little bit longer once the pipe is clean use your flux brush to apply flux to the clean areas of the pipe now put together the joint you intend to
solder now reel off a long amount of
solder this will prevent your hands from being burned by being to close to the heating area now light your gas torch and adjust it to a not too fiercer setting apply heat evenly over the whole fitting after a few seconds you should be able to tap the end of the solder and it should melt into the fitting add enough solder to create a water tight fitting when you’ve done this wait a few seconds then use a wet cloth to cool it off. This will also clean any excess flux from around the fitting. remove your heat matt and you’re done! plumberparts.co.uk honest reviews and advice

22 Comments

  1. Hey dude ive been watching your video since ive finished my gcse's and i am going to start a plumbing course later this year in September and thought it would be a good idea to get some prior knowledge thanks 😀

  2. What about soldering underneath the pipe? You only soldered in one part at the top? Or is that all you need for water? Thanks

  3. Do you need to deburr the inside of the copper pipe after you have cut it? Do you clean the inside of the fitting? Do you put flux inside the fitting?

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