Home Remodeling Tips : How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Grab a tubing cutter, an emory cloth, a wire brush, and a supply of flux and solder, and get ready to learn how to sweat copper pipe. A remodeling expert takes you through each step in this free video of professional home help tips.

Expert: Chris Palmer
Bio: Chris Palmer brings his experience as a residential remodeler to a wide range of home improvement projects, including bathrooms, kitchens, carpentry and cabinet making.
Filmmaker: John Baldino

Series Description: Gain some quick expertise in everything from sweating copper pipes and selecting the best dust mask to to creating mortises and tenons with the aid of some professional home remodeling tips. An experienced residential remodeler shows you what to do in this free video series.

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  1. Jason Dicus
    October 3, 2013

    Thanks. Nice quick refresher.

  2. Knucklehead Tool Company
    October 14, 2014

    Great to know how to solder in your garage without any time of safety device.  But sweating copper isn't like this is it.  For sweating pipe that in the walls close to drywall, wood and tar paper.  The best thing I've found that just came out, but it hard to find, is called a SolderSnake.  Reflects the torch energy to the backside of your pipe.  So you don't start fires, and you use less flame and solder.

  3. shietalkr
    December 8, 2014

    That was just the prep. U kinda missed the actual application. ( 3 sec )

  4. john bohlinger
    December 23, 2014

    thanks Chris.  Great video.

  5. Eddie Walton
    October 17, 2016

    I probably would have added a comment about making sure the solder goes 360* around the pipe rather than just the one side like in your video. But thank you for the short and easy to understand video. It was exactly what I needed to remind me how to do sweating since it's been such a long time for this DIY'er.

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