Soldering Copper Pipes

Installation Instructions

Soldering Copper Pipes

Soldering copper pipes is a basic plumbing skill. It can be as much an art as it is a science, thus the more you get the "feel for it", the faster and easier it gets.

Soldering copper pipe, or “sweating” as they call it in the trade, involves using a propane torch to heat up the two pieces you are joining, solder is “sucked” into the joint and spreads evenly between the pipe and fitting. Once it cools, you should have a solid, leak-free joint that will last for years.