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What is the worth of a good torch for soldering pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by TullioK, 27 Aug 2019.

  1. bernardgreen

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    I think you mean basic science cracks you up.
     
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    No you get science confused with practicality. You cannot resist writing SOMETHING, regardless of its value. If the lamp works on a short piece of pipe, and it demonstrably does, it will work on a long one. Those of us who have actually done work, will have used a "proper" lamp but on a soft setting, often to avoid scorching. I have done this on some VERY long pipes, without struggling :)
     
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    it isnt really a heat guard as such, you will still need to protect the close area from heat with a scorch mat or something, that attachment is to reflect the flame so you get more even heat distribution when soldering larger diameter pipes
     
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    Just to make it clear, if someone is going to the effort of a major chunk of pipework, then he should buy a proper torch, as he has.
    It is just that Bernies rantings tend to boil my pis$.
     
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    yet he can fit a boiler with a gas lighter so what do you know :LOL:
     
  7. bernardgreen

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    I despair,
     
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    I'm ok I still use my old paraffin blow lamp on some jobs.Bob
     
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    On the upside, the Superfire 2 does a fine creme brulee!
     
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  11. Basic physics lesson,but have you ever soldered a joint?
     
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    Many, more than two house fulls
     
  13. Not many then.You do seem to come across as a "theory textbook" type of dude rather than a "real world,plenty practise" type.
     
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    Quality not quantity :mrgreen:
     
  15. Practise makes perfect
     
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    Experience beats theory hands down
     
  17. Indeed
     
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