Things I have learned today about soldering pipes…
- It’s not a one handed job.
As a beginner, I wanted to hold both the blowtorch and the solder in my right hand. So I heated the pipe with the torch, then put it down and applied the solder. Bad idea. I guess the solder cools the metal as it melts, so you need to keep on applying heat. I’ll just have to learn to use my left hand.
- Solder flows downhill.
So arranging the workpiece accordingly makes it all go a bit more easily.
- Americans pronounce it “sodder”.
…For some reason best known to them.
Here’s the best “how to” video I found…