Re: soldering pipes
Posted by Douglas S Rollins on June 06, 19100 at 08:19:24:
In response to Re: soldering pipes
If I understand your question correctly, it seems that the joint did not solder correctly.

The first rule of thumb for me is to clean the inside and outside of the joint with scotch brite and a metal brush. Then apply flux and heat on one side of the joint. After 20 seconds of heat I touch the solder to the opposite side of the joint from where I am torching and if the joint is hot enough the solder will melt into the joint.
The flux will help draw the solder into the joint. I end up using about 3/4 inch of solder for a 1/2 inch pipe.

Hope this helps.


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