soldering practice

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  1. Nov 22, 2018 #1

    3t44

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    I tried soldering 1/2 inch copper scraps today. I didnt have any flux but thought I would still get some results. I cleaned everything well and used a Benzomatic flame which is a little more pointed than I would like. I used Lenox WS15039 lead free solder that I had been using on circuits previously. But the info online about this solder shows copper pipe being soldered so it must be made for that.The results were a joke. the fitting came off in my hand. no penetration.
    Is no flux the reason for that?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2018 #2

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    You answered your own question when soldering copper tubing you need flux....
     
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    Fortunately you found out on your scraps rather than on your water system.
    There are numerous videos on the web addressing and showing soldering of copper piping.
    Shame on you!
     
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    your results were a joke because you did not use flux.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2018 #5

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    yea I think I get that....
     
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