I just want to know how to solder copper pipe, and thanks to my friend Jimmy for give me the information, today I will share information about how to solder copper pipe. Copper pipe is one of the other important parts for plumbing, it use to connect water inlet, once you see any copper pipe leaking, the only way to fix it is by solder it. To solder the copper pipe is not easy, you need to know how to deal with heater tools and metal joining process, and you will really need steady hand and better vision.
Solder copper pipe need specific tools, you will need to use propane torch, try to look on the picture below, I add many picture of propane torch, you can simply purchase propane torch on hardware store, you can also visit home depot and get more information about propane torch specification and the price as well. In order to operate propane torch, you need to read carefully about the basic term of use, this propane torch can be very danger if you don’t know how to operate it; you need to wear safety gears, and also safety goggles for your view.
After you really know how to operate propane torch, you also need to use the pipe trimmer, the idea of the pipe solder is to remove the leak part and joint the normal parts. Mark the leak spot and trim the pipe, after the pipe is trimmed, you need to join the pipe, to join the pipe, you need specific material, it’s called tinning flux, it looks like a wires. Try to join the pipe first, better hold the position will determine the best result, apply tinning flux by melting it with propane torch, take a good look on the pipe, you need to join the pipe properly. Remember tinning flux only reacted with specific heat, the first melt will be the best result.
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