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How to Solder a Copper Pipe Right

Soldering a copper pipe might seem to be impossible but if you have the right tricks and tips available at hand then this problem can end soon.If you want to performsoldiering in the best professional way, it is important that you have proper flame for this purpose. The most accurate flame for this purpose is known to be the rosebud flame. People usually choose cone shaped flame but this can put lots of heat at a single place which is not useful at all.Rosebud flame on the other hand can wrap the pipe in the flame well making the whole joint come at the right temperature simultaneously.The idea is not to apply solder at the point where the pipe has to enter the fitting but the idea is to fit it into the joint. For this purpose, even temperature is required. This even temperature can be supplied by choosing the right flame and it is the rosebud flame. You also wont have to make the flame move which is a total waste of time. Now here the actual process of soldering the copper pipe. A professional plumber Chingford will perform these three simple steps:Begin with a small flame; make sure that it is large enough to reach the whole round pipe.Once the pipe has heated up, it is time that you touch the end of the solder and brings it to the joint at 90 degrees. This will not let the solder melt off in the flame.You have to keep on touching it at the spot by ensuring that it runs into the joint.If you have done this in the right way then the solder will meet the joint automatically. If the pipe is large, then you will have to move the solders tip along the face of the joint. While soldering, never over-heat the pipe. Once you are done with the heating and soldering, the next thing you have to do is move to the other side. This will take less time because it has received heat from the initial work done by you already. Make sure you do not do anything with the joint till it settles. The solder will go from silver to bright. Once the dullness start occurring that means the solder is set.Professional Plumbers Chingford is aware of this soldering technique. This task will require patience and as it is delicate, you have to be a lot careful.

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