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Soldering Yorkshire fittings

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by 600rob, 20 May 2018.

  1. 600rob

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    Anyone got any tips for soldering Yorkshire fittings one side at a time. I.e with out both sides of the solder flowing at once?

    Just did a practice and the the solder in both sides has melted....I applied the heat mainly to the pipe and had the torch on fairly low.. Heres what happened

    Note the solder has started to flow out the top part of the elbow


    Ive not used end feeds with solder as the joints are hidden, im not a plumber by trade and id be left with a roll of solder that i dont need.
     
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  3. Dan Robinson

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    Why are you trying to do it one side at a time?
     
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    Forget the yorkshire fitting and use end feed.
     
  5. 600rob

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    I thought it might be easier to do a litte bit at a time as the pipes need to go in a fairly confined cupboard behind existing pipe work
    Also because this bloke guide did



    I guess i guess i got in my head id be best off doing one side at a time after watching that

    You reckon its better to cut all the pipe runs, assemble as much of the pipes that will fit in the cupboard in one assembly and solder it up leaving any akward bits to be done afterwards once most of it is in place?
     
  6. denso13

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    You don't have to do it all in one go, but fittings close together would be better done at the same time. I wouldn't consider trying to solder one side of a fitting at a time though.
     
  7. John D v2.0

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    I tried that one time too, didn't go brilliantly either:LOL:if you really want to try, you could try wet rags or something on that end of the fitting, but assembling it all as much as possible on the bench and then moving it later is better.
     
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    Do the whole fitting mate and if several, close together, then all of them at the same time... if you do it like you’re trying to, then you also run the risk of emptying the first part of the fitting, of solder, when you later come to do the second!
     
  9. CWHEATING

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    Rothenberge do a gel. It’s in a spray bottle and it prevents heat from traveling up pipework. I’m guessing the gel absorbs the heat. It does actually come in handy sometimes but for the life of me I can’t figure out why you would want to accomplish what you say.
     
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    Rothenberg do a gel in a spray bottle that stops heat traveling up the pipe. I guess it absorbs the heat. Comes in handy sometimes too.
     
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    Do you mean pipe freezer as in this video

     
  13. Dan Robinson

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    You're thinking of Laco Cool Gel. Decent stuff but not designed for the job in hand here.

    That video above the guy uses far too much flux and heat.
     
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    +1 .... and flux too far up the pipe, there's no need to flux the fitting nor use a dirty brush, and he's got the cheek to say it's lazy to use a yorkie :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Why would you want to just solder one side of a fitting ?
     
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    + 1
     
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