Soldering a brass valve and copper pipe

Soldering a brass valve and copper pipe

and before we solder it we just want kind
of tighten it down and get it set right were we want it ok now you see were starting to
heat up the cut of valve which is the brass part and notice the flame is facing the opposite
way of the washer in the valve and were not going to keep the flame on here to long because
we don’t want to melt the washer inside the valve it will take so much heat but we don’t
want to go pass the amount of heat it can take again you notice the hook that i have
on the end of the solder and were wiping the solder up into the connection not away from


  1. I like plumbing. I also like your videos. I think plumbing is fun. I wish I were a plumber instead of an English teacher. If I ever live long enough to retire from teaching, I'm going to hire on as a plumber's assistant and then get a license to be a master plumber.

  2. @acscolo Thank you very much. I'm glade you like the videos, Thanks to Teachers like you I can read write. I had to do that before I could understand Plumbing 🙂 Every one job is important. Wish you luck on your journey to becoming a plumber. Have a great day. PlumberX

  3. Nice! I don't usually wear gloves when I work but, I can see your little finger wipe trick makes a real clean looking joint! I consider myself to be a pretty good plumber, but it's not what I do everyday! My joints are always sealed but, almost never that pretty! I can see your experience in the details, my friend!

  4. What are you using for a torch there? Is it a propane torch? Seems to be putting out a lot of heat. Last weekend I failed on three attempts to put in a valve. I couldn't seem to get the brass hot enough yet I roached the rubber gasket in the valve. Also does flux go stale? Thx. (And nice gooseneck on the 1/2 " tubing on this video, How did you do that?.)

  5. Acetylene gas. Yea this does put out a lot for heat. Well before I start soldering the brass I heat up the pipe first and I aim the fire away from the rubber washer or to be safe you can always remove the washer first by removing the bonnet at the steam. Oh yea LOL that little goose neck. well this was a older home built before the even had plumbing codes and it was in a ruyal area. I just attached to what they already had and may be in the future the will have all the lines replace 🙂

  6. Nice , clean sauder job. I noticed the way you wiped the sauder into the fitting. Can you use the same wipe technique with silver sauder?

  7. Unbelievable…. do you really need to have that huge COOLPLUMBINGVIDEOS.COM with the hazy background right smack over the work area? We can't see what you're doing. You might as well have stuck a finger in front of your camera!

  8. You are an arteest! I can't solder brass fitting for s&^t. Copper to copper? No problem.

    I'm just an average home-owner but I try to do as much work as I can myself. I just changed out about half my plumbing to Pex and I had to use 3 brass fittings to mate up the copper to the pex in three areas. Of the three, only one stuck. The others leaked and I couldn't get them to stop leaking. I finally broke down and bought some Sharkbite fittings. Thank God for those guys. This hasn't been the first time I had to fall back to Sharkbite fittings and I'm not proud of it. But both connections are exposed so I'm not overly worried.

    Anyway, I've heard that you have to use a really hot flame with brass and that's what you're using. Do you find the solder just "sucks in" like it does with copper if it gets hot enough?

    Anyway really nice work, you give tradesmen a good name.

  9. If the seats inside the ball valve are made out of plastic. You have to dis-mantle the valve, remove the seats. They do make these kind of valves. But, if they are teflon, no problem. Open/close doesn't matter. Just flux both the tube & the fitting after you cleaned both & make the sweat.

  10. Your plumbing might be good but you camera work needs work! Get rid of your good plumbing logo that is covering the video!

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