Plumbing – Soldering Pipes Video

Stepping through the process of Soldering Copper Pipes for small Home Plumbing Projects

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video Mark Donovan, of steps through the process of soldering copper pipes, or sweating joints, for small home plumbing projects.

Most homes use copper pipes for plumbing supply lines. The steps involved in soldering copper pipes include; cutting copper pipes with the right tools, cleaning pipes and fittings before soldering them with steel wool or emery cloth, applying flux, and finally soldering the pipes and fittings together.

If your planning a small home plumbing project you’ll want to watch this video to learn how to solder copper pipes the right way. Poor solder joints, or cold solder joints, could leave your home vulnerable to copper supply lines that fail immediately, or sometime later on when you least expect it.

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