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A Heated Process: Soldering and Brazing Copper Pipes

A soldering torch and MAPP gas are used for soldering copper pipes.

You can find copper pipes throughout most buildings. They are used to transport water, high-pressure air, and refrigerants throughout a building. Connecting, joining, and building these piping masterpieces together from one end of a building to the other are typically done by either soldering or brazing. Both are metal-joining processes that melt and flow a filler material into the joint adhering to the metals. The difference between soldering and brazing is the temperature used for melting the filler material, where brazing requires a higher temperature. These two methods can be dangerous and should be performed by a trained professional.

The website contains these informative guides with pictures and detailed instructions on how to solder and braze copper pipes together. Click on the links below to learn how to solder and braze.

How to solder:

How to braze:

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