Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Rags
  • Soldering torch
  • Tube cutter

You'll also need a flux brush, plumber's sandpaper and wire brushes for cleaning pipes, and a flame protector.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • MAPP gas
  • Tinning flux
  • Lead-free solder
  • Pipe plugs
  • Pipe strap
  • Copper pipe and fittings