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  1. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    i would love joins like this guy and would love to see his video but it won't load...:32:
     
  2. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Finally see the guys video. He seems to use tons of flux and just barely touches with the solder wire. I think that's where I'm kinda going wrong as I'm leaving the solder wire on till I see it coming out.
     
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Anyone used copper push-fit?

    Just asking!
     
  4. 1Steven

    1Steven Plumber GSR

    Practice and have patience.
     
  5. zzzjim

    zzzjim Well-Known Member

    Not "THAT product again" ,

    if you need an electrical connection ( Earthing for safety )

    maybe a glue is not relevant !
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
  6. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    The lamp you are trying to emulate isn't soldered, that's how you don't see any snots (runs of solder), at a guess I'd say it's glued.
    nosolder.jpg
     
  7. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    The lamp you are trying to emulate isn't soldered, that's how you don't see any snots (runs of solder), at a guess I'd say it's glued.
    View attachment 29131
     
  8. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Well that's what I thought and so I sent the seller a message to ask before any potential purchase and they did confirm that all joins were soldered.
     
  9. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Once it's at the right temperature you only need to touch it and you'll see it flow.
    The reason I said use flux sparingly was because you do not want to allow solder to run on the pipe outside the fitting. If I were doing your task I would flux inside the fitting with a flux brush and put just enough on the pipe to cover the length of the full socket.

    If poss, try to solder with gravity on your side !
     
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  10. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Excellent tips. I'm going to try again today but practice on some crappy bits first. I'll post any pics I have if they turn out ok.
     
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  11. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Yes do that, I'd like to see the finished product !

    I realise you want to solder this to perfection but just in case you do have a bit on show, Emery ribbon ( fine grit), will remove solder easily and polish the copper nicely too.

    That might make it even easier for you !
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017
  12. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    I mean the stuff you use in engineering, do you know which I mean ?
    It comes on a roll
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017
  13. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

  14. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    That will probably do but the stuff I meant is finer ( not like sand paper ).
     
  15. Electronurd

    Electronurd Member

    Ah do you think you be could post a link to it? I'm going to screwfix today so would be great to pick it up whilst I'm there.
     
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