From fixing wires to installing new water lines, soldering is a handy skill to have. It's an easy process to learn, and the tools and materials you'll need are readily available and relatively inexpensive. Whether you're working with copper pipe or copper wire, buy a little extra and solder up a few practice joints before undertaking the actual project. SOLDERING PIPES Soldering copper pipes is a simple skill to learn, and can certainly come in handy for a number of remodeling and plumbing repair tasks. The keys to good soldering, as with just about every other construction project, are good preparation, proper materials, and the right tools. First of all, the pipe needs to be cut square. Copper pipe and tubing can be cut with a hacksaw, but best results are obtained with a tubing cutte...
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