Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10
Share |
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


When sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe, how do you when to
remove the torch and apply the solder?

jgs1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Brass takes more heat. A common mistake is to overheat to the point that your flux melts away. Use good thick flux or you'll fight it...The black stuff that comes in the little snuff cans will cause you headaches a lot of the time.

I heat my fittings and touch the solder to the OPPOSITE side of the fitting as the flame...When the solder melts and sucks in you know you've got it and can pull the heat off. Remember that the solder is drawn toward the flame so you shouldn't apply the solder where the flame is held.

Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Thanks thekctermite, Very helpful reply.
jgs1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 25
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


I just did this in my office, I had to remove a coupler and insert a T to provide water in the warehouse for the swap cooler, just make sure you heat the pipe enough so the solder stick instead of run off.
cochise7969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Thanks for the help cochise7969
jgs1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
Man of many hats
 
wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 494
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


And just a clarification, when soldering brass to copper, apply the heat to the brass first. The copper heats faster than brass.
__________________
Man of many hats
wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 07:56 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Thanks wrangler for a valuable tip
jgs1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Exactly what flux and what solder are we talking about.?I have the problem with a toilet drain.
Gerry Hendry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 09:06 PM   #9
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,744
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Sweating a brass fitting to a copper pipe


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Hendry View Post
Exactly what flux and what solder are we talking about.?I have the problem with a toilet drain.
You are probably not getting it hot enough. You might need oxy-acetylene to get it hot enough. A regular can of propane and a cheesy torch head aint going to do it.

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Tips To Unscrew 30-year Frozen Brass Pipe Fixture artdunbar Plumbing 4 03-11-2009 11:38 PM
Allen screw and copper pipe? dolvio Plumbing 1 02-09-2009 06:38 PM
Newbie Solder Question SteveSmith98 Plumbing 9 01-15-2009 09:50 PM
copper strap around copper pipe? analogmusicman Plumbing 3 06-04-2008 10:55 AM
brass trap to copper drain? bluebee1314 Plumbing 3 04-02-2007 10:29 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.