soldering copper pipe


Old 04-09-00, 08:49 PM
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In soldering a copper fitting, do you solder both connecting pipes to the fitting immediately one after the other without reheating, or is it OK to reheat the fitting and second pipe and solder that half of the joint separately. None of the books discuss this issue. When I try to do them with a "single heating", it seems the second joint has often cooled so that the solder won't flow. Thanks
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Old 04-10-00, 06:30 AM
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Solder both joints at the same time (one after the other). Direct the flame tip to the point of the connection where the pipe ends so the solder will be drawn to that, then move on to the other connection. To try doing the second after the first has cooled will result in the first one being reheated and probably cause it to leak.

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