Hey good people Don Golden here for Expert
Village and we are working on our copper pipe. We just sweated it, it’s hot and what I want
to do is clean it up a little. The joint can get a little messy. We want it to look good.
I like things to look good. If you’ve got some extra copper, just heat it up a little
bit. Take your wire brush and if you have got some extra solder around there that you
want to get rid of, just heat it up and start doing that, it just wipes right off. Same
thing on this side.
Be careful, you don’t want this thing spraying on your hand because it is very hot. You might
want to wear a pair of gloves. If you have got a good pair of gloves, you might want
to wear them. Take a rag and there you go. It is a nice clean joint now. We can do the
same thing we did last time to cool this down and firm it up. A little cool water on there
is not going to hurt it. That looks much better than it did the first time. Now you have a
nice clean solid joint. If for some reason something goes wrong again, you can heat this
up and take it apart. Copper is really fun to work with, you can take it redo it and
do it again. It’s not that big a deal and you shouldn’t be scared of it just because
you didn’t know how to do it before.