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  1. steve tron

    steve tron New Member

    I decided to try Yorkshire fittings on the new kitchen build. Normally with me being a novice I used compression fittings in the past. So with the Yorkshire fittings I watch how its done on You tube. Easy I thought, how hard can it be???? So I bought all the gear and stated to follow the you tube instructions. Now as I'm applying heat to the joint it started to melt the solder on the other part of the joint!!! SO FRUSTRATING!!!!.
    Is there anyone that can give me tips/advice on how to stop the other part melting.

    Many thanks

  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    ? The other part of the joint like the other side of the joint ??

    If yes that's normal and both sides need pipe in them / fitting up / you can't just solder one side at a time
  3. Ant Parkes

    Ant Parkes Plumber

    As above, fab it all in place before applying heat.
  4. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent S. Mod

  5. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    Connect both pieces you are joining and solder;) not too much heat all the solder will run out.
  6. Chuck

    Chuck Top Contributor!!

    Buy yourself a bag of 25 mixed fittings and a length of copper tube and practice before trying on your real project. The trick is to keep everything clean, assembled and held firmly in place, heat the fitting and don't overheat it.

    After you're done, use a dilute warm solution of bicarb to wipe over all the joints and pipework to get any remaining flux, which is normally corrosive, off the outside.
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  7. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    A bit like brain surgery, there's more to watching a YouTube video.
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  8. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    Yet, if someone asked on here how to perform brain surgery, some on here would still give them advice.
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  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    4" grinder to start the procedure? :eek:
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  10. StephenRowley

    StephenRowley New Member

    Come on were not philistines use a multitool
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  11. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    I wonder how this bloke is getting on.
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  12. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    You all scared him off :D
  13. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    And some flux.
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