2 inch copper soldering

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      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      how much solder in inches is needed to properly
      fill in a 2 inch joint

      is the soldering techniqe different from smaller
      pipe

      any information will be appreciated

      is there a web site that can explain larger size
      soldering

      i mainly do brazing work

      thanks

    • #294170

      hi In UK plumbers mainly use soft soldering up to 3″ sizes,the bigger joints just need heating longer thats all, we add solder until it shows all round the pipe and fitting.We only use brazing for high pressure lines mainly gas oxygen nitrogen etc.I know in Oz brazing is the norm Id better start practicing before I get there.Colin.

    • #294171

      As stated above, you just fill up the joint as for a smaller pipe joint…except it obviously takes more solder…

      On pipes larger than 3/4″, it is important to have a good heat source. This is where plumbing amateurs tend to go wrong. Those DIY propane torches are not up to the job. You need to use a good old acetylene torch.

      NtP

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