How to solder copper pipe and re-pipe home

How to solder copper pipe and re-pipe home. Well how did this come about?  I Felt that there’s was a lot of people out there that like Diy projects and they do have the skill, and some of use have more time then we have money, but they all have one thing  in common is they just need a little encouragement and close up on know how. And in these video I provide just that. Every shot is close up and personal. I made these videos with the mind set of , How would I want to learn by watching a videos, and this these are the results. Close up shot’s of what is really going on. You know let me see move to the side man. I don’t want to see you I want to see what your doing. I can’t learn any thing looking at you show me that work please.  Thank you! J Yep that’s just how I feel when I watch a video and the guy in the videos just wants to show himself and talk and talk and talk and close to the end he show a little shot of the work. Thanks a lot Pal for wasting my time. Now in these how to solder copper pipe and re-pipe home you we learn things like How to solder copper pipe, How to keep from burning things around you, How to hang copper pipe to floor joist, how to prepare the copper pipe and pipe fitting to be soldered, Soldering copper pipe and fitting in the horizontal position, how to solder Dielectric unions on water heater with out burning the inserts, and much more. Soldering copper pipe is not as hard as it may seem with a little know how and practice you can become a pro in now time. Did you know  that there are different grades of copper pipe? Yes there’s Type “M” used mostly on residential job like your home and there’s Type “L” use for commercial like large building and stores and even some homes were there communities water is very hard. And then there’s “K” Copper This is the thickest of the copper used a lot In A/C lines. “K” copper and “L” also come in soft rolls that you can roll out up to 60’ but I wouldn’t recommend you use it for inside water piping unless your going to roll it out under a cement foundation called the loop system. They also have DWV copper. DWV copper is use for waste and vent in the older homes and businesses DWV Meaning Drainage Waste and Vent. You can find out the type of copper by just reading the side of the pipe the are all labeled. Its important to note when ever you use copper pipe and your going to tie it into another type of  metal pipe like Galvanized you will need a transition fitting to go between the two like a dielectric union so that the two metals don’t touch each other because if they do there is some thing call electrolyses that travel between the two making the metals crude out fast then normal. I buy a lot  of my copper pipe from Plumbing Supply Houses, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and when you buy copper fitting and if your going to do a large job like re-pipe your home get the contractors pack and safe money. The type of flux I get is called (NOCORED ) Solder type (Lead free) any brand. Sand cloth I get the (Fiber glass cloth )good wet or dry. Gas (acetylene) in the blue bottle and your local hardware store. I Always keep a pair of Channel Lock Pliers’ in my back pocket when I’m work for quick and easy access when I need to egg shape and copper fitting to stay in place. Always egg shape it when the fitting is on the pipe because if you egg shape it before that it will be hard to put on the pipe. Find out more at these web sites


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