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Old 11-22-2009, 02:30 PM  
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Nestor, with nothing else to do on a rainy afternoon I have just finished your post and I can't say enough good about it. I have done everything there is to do with plumbing accept solder copper pipe. Just seamed like something to leave to the pro.

I have 2 outside faucets that need replacing and now understand better about how to go about this. I will practice and see if I can do this with confidence.

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Old 11-22-2009, 04:39 PM  
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Thanks for taking the time to read it, Rodland.



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Nestor, back when I was in school I did HVAC. My boss taught me how to sweat pipe but never why we did what we did.

Over a year later and your post is still informing DIYers like me.

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Thanks for taking the time to read it, Hambone.

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Nestor_Kelebay has not only informed us about the chemical properties of copper and Mapp gas but has given someone with a grain of sense, ME, an enjoyable read regarding how to solder a ball valve to copper pipe. Thanks Nestor.

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You could of went to home depot and got the plumbing 1,2,3 book. .
Clean fitting and copper
Flex the pipe and fitting
Heat up the fitting
Solder the joint

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This is amazing! I've always hated soldering copper pipes because most of the time they don't leak, so when they do I have no idea what I did wrong (I probably do one job a year, very occasional). But now I get it. I'm a bit of an info nerd, so too much information is just right for me. Telling someone how to do something is usually enough, but for thick heads like mine, explaining all the chemistry, techniques, etc, is a huge help. I especially like the vaseline experiment. Now I wanna try other stuff... shampoo or conditioner?, dark beer?, hand lotion? sometimes I have a runny nose....
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good grief, it would take longer to read this than to solder the joint, clean, flux, heat, apply solder, wipe , and you're done. Now sit back and read the past nonsense but have a beer nearby



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