soldering pipes

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Old 03-23-06, 09:25 AM
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soldering pipes

Hi,could someone please help me.
I am wanting to solder some 15mm copper pipe and was wondering what size solder reel I would need.I have seen some solder around 1.5 mm diameter and some around 3mm.Is the larger solder for 22mm piping or what?Also roughly how many seconds should I hold my blow torch on the 15mm fitting for before applying the solder,or does this depend on which diameter solder reel I use.Thankyou for any help.Andrea
 
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Old 03-23-06, 09:44 AM
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Andrea33, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
If the pipes you are soldering are waterlines, you need lead-free solder. I have not seen different diameters of plumbing solder. I realize you are not from the U.S. so I am not sure what is available where you are. I have included a link that shows how to solder copper pipes. Hope this helps. Good luck.

http://www.doityourself.com/info/h2handlecopper.htm
 
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