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Old 07-22-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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How long to heat the brass fitting


When sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe, how long should you heat up the brass fitting before you move the flame to the joint where the copper pipe joins the brass fitting? I will probably be using map gas.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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How long to heat the brass fitting


I dunno 15-20 seconds? Never counted you just see the solder flow nicely and you know you got it.

You never really "heat the joint" you heat the object i.e. a fitting or valve at the thickest part, you want to draw solder into the joint, not just melt solder onto the joint.

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Thanks Johnnyboy, you saved me from making a mistake
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