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Should i make a tutorial on how to solder copper pipe?

Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:54 pm

I recently learned from a plumber at a construction job im working on how to solder copper pipe and fittings and was wondering if you guys would like me to make a tutorial of how to do it.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:58 pm

use google first it has many great tutorials
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:01 pm

I bet he told you to tin the inside of the fittings, didn't he? :wink:

It's amazing that about 80% of plumbers actually think this helps the joint...
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:10 pm

yeah, why not? A copper soldering tutorial is a fine idea
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:21 pm

no, you first flux the fittings, slip them together, wipe excess, heat pipe sufficiently, then touch solder to the pipe , than cool with more flux, than wipe.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:39 pm

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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:44 pm

I was implying that 80% of plumbers are stupid...

Ha ha, not really. That was kind of exxagerated. It's kind of a "n00b" mistake in the plumbing world...

SpudStuff, don't steal saladtosser's picture... :lol: Get your own...
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:53 pm

that isn't his i did a 10 second search on google for clapping.gif and came up with this
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:28 pm

Mihlrad wrote:no, you first flux the fittings, slip them together, wipe excess, heat pipe sufficiently, then touch solder to the pipe , than cool with more flux, than wipe.
Why do you cool the joint with more flux? I thought that was just used to get the soldier to wick into the joint.
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Unread postAuthor: Slick37c » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:08 pm

You forgot to mention to clean the pipe, it's very important to clean the pipe, then flux, then solder. A good tip is to make a hook in the solder to make working with it easier. To make it pretty get more flux on it when it's still hot and wipe it off.

I prefer brazing because it's a quicker and stronger seal, especially when dealing with gas when copper is meant for water. I'm just paranoid, but my oxyacetylene torch gets it done probably quicker than soldering.

And hey guys, first post. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:36 pm

yea, i forgot you need to get a metal brush to clean the insides of the fittings, and one of those fluffy sandpaper/brillowish pad things to clean and smooth the pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: x.X.Cpt.Rollhart.X.x » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:19 pm

lol, hey, it is VERY easy sold copper, we dont need a tutorial for it.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:23 pm

lol, hey, go fork yourself, i was just trying to be nice seeing as not everyone here knows how to do it? Maybe some people would like to learn how to if thats ok with you? I will start caring more about myself than other people, sorry for any inconveniences i may have caused you, by the way, fork you.
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Unread postAuthor: grum7n7 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:44 pm

hey dude i would actually be interested in this if you still have enough ambition to do it...

seeing some of the rosponses you got :roll: ...you may not have enough ambition now

im sure it would help out plenty of people...except for the "know-it-alls" of course
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:49 pm

imagine if somebody invented fittings with tin inside...
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