soldering copper valve
Posted by Rags Ragland on September 06, 19100 at 01:10:41:
I am trying to solder a copper valve to a copper pipe of 3/4". I have turned off the water and opened all the faucets in the house. But still I get water dripping through the pipe. I cannot get the valve hot enough to allow the solder to flow. I tried stuffing the pipe with bread to stop the water long enough to heat up the valve and that did not work. I tried to cap the pipe and just blew the thing off with steam build up behind the cap. Help !

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