Copper Tubing Projects Video
Copper Tubing Projects
The first step is to clean the copper tubing and fittings. Use the plumbers abrasive cloth to lightly sand the outside diameter of the tubing. The wire brush will be used to clean the inside of the fittings.
Once the fittings and tubing are bright and shiny, apply a small amount of flux to the outside of the tubing. The flux helps the solder attach to the pipe. Then insert the tubing into the fitting.
Very important, apply the heat to the joint, but do not apply the solder right away. Heat the fitting for about 10 seconds. Take the torch away and apply the solder. If the pipe and fitting have been properly heated, the solder will flow into the joint.
Follow these steps and practice a little and you will have great soldered joints every time.