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 soldering joints
Author: stranger12 (Non-US)

Hi guys,

I have soldered all of my 22 and 15mm copper pipes.

I encountered an issue whereby using a propane torch , it sometimes wouldn't suck the solder in .

I used yorkshire fitting in the UK which essentially is a normal fitting with solder ring inside it so when you heat it, it will release the solder.

using experience above, I went crazy on flux and applied plenty to both the pipe and the fitting
I have read that this can lead to copper corrosion and cause a pinhole, is that correct ?

If I remove all of the excess now, would that be ok ?

It is all green so I was thinking wipe it off with water .

any advise is highly appreciated before putting my floorboards back down.

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 Re: soldering joints
Author: packy (MA)

usually warm soapy water will wash off any excess flux.
as for propane to solder, that is all i ever use. it is the tip of the torch that is important as well as where you point the flame.

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