Ed the Plumber offers tips on how to make soldering easier.
More in Plumbing
Soldering tools include a heat source, such as a torch flux and soldering wire.
It's best to use lead-free solder when soldering pipes. No one wants lead in the water system.
There are several types of torches available. Get one that is easy to use like a torch that will clip onto a belt, freeing up a hand.
Wear safety glasses when soldering.
When heating up the pipe with a torch, watch for the pipe to change colors. That's how you know it's hot enough to start soldering.
Wipe away any dripping solder.
How to Build Floating Shelves (00:60)
nPower Peg (00:01:07)
Chemical Furniture Strippers (06:13)
Earth-Friendly Marmoleum (04:28)
Suburban Spa (20:00)
Precise Deck Board Spacing (01:21)
Window Install (01:00)
Digital Thermostat for HVAC (03:25)
Stop Bugging Me (20:00)
A Seriously Upscale Downstairs (20:00)
How to Make a Brooch Bridal Bouquet 11 Photos
Adding Texture to Walls 3 Photos
9 Ways to Decorate With Neon Paint 9 Photos
19 Upcycling Projects from Salvage Dawgs 25 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.