Can you solder a threaded copper fitting?
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When working with copper pipes are compression fittings good enough to use or is soldering recommended?
\n. \n Answer \n. \ncompresion fittings usually work well if u have any problems use some sealing tape\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nIf you are going to have the pipes in… wall use solder, any copper exposed you\ncan use compression.
Were what fitted............?
You clean both surfaces to be joined with a circular steel brush, then heat and 'tin' each piece, with the larger piece being second. When the larger piece is tinned and still… warm, insert the small piece into it and seal the rim by running solder all round it..
Clean the end of the pipe and whatever kind of fitting you are putting on it with either steel wool or fine sandpaper. Put flux on both pieces covering all the surface where t…hey will be joined. Use a propane torch and heat on one side of the fitting and touch the solder on the opposite side. When the solder gets hot enough to melt, it will be drawn to the heat source. By having the solder on the opposite side from the heat you know there is solder completely around the fitting. Let it cool before handling.
Certainly look up Flagg Flow T.P Fittings T.P thread-less copper fittings will FIT on schedule 40/80 /120 Brass pipe Ideally it should be brazed but soldering will hold dom…estic water pressures Also many solder fittings ARE CAST BRASS rather then wrought copper
Any pipe dope will work but Teflon tape is a lot cleaner.
Depends on what you are doing. soldered is for copper water lines. Threaded can be for water, gas, or anything else.
You can't use it because it has the same melting point as the pipe you are trying to seal. It just will not work. What you use has to have a lower melting point than what you …are trying to weld or attach to.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and the same soldering procedure can be used to solder each. As long as the base metal is cleaned of oxide and properly fluxed there sho…uld be no problem soldering
You don't. Normal solder will not adhere to aluminum.
Of course BUT if your dealing with Yellow brass instead of red brass it just takes a little more effort
Clean the ends of the pipe and the fitting with either a wire brush for the size pipe, sand paper or emery cloth or steel wool. It really doesn't matter as long as you get rid… of the surface film. Put a thin film of flux on each piece, assemble and solder. Try not to touch the pipe or fittings with your fingers because oil from your skin can make it harder to get a good flow with the solder.
It is not a good idea to use copper pipe with natural gas as any sulphur compounds in the gas can cause an oxide to form in the copper pipe. Often copper is used with propan…e. In these instances, soft copper tubing is usually used with compression fittings. The tools required are, pipe cutter and 2 wrenches.
Sure why not
Take either an SOS pad or a wire brush and rough up both the inside of the brass fitting and outside of copper pipe, put the copper pipe into the fitting and solder around it.…
Outdoor spigots are always threaded and not soldered on.