Soldering to a copper pipe frame.

Soldering to a copper pipe frame.

Post by oin » Thu, 08 Aug 1996 04:00:00



I thought I would try soldering a 16" by 22" zinc framed stained glass
piece to 3/4 copper pipe.  I found however that the pipe is too much of a
heat sink to do a smooth good looking job.  Has anyone else tried this
with any success?  I am using a 100W Weller soldering iron.

 
 
 

Soldering to a copper pipe frame.

Post by Sam Gaylo » Fri, 09 Aug 1996 04:00:00


: I thought I would try soldering a 16" by 22" zinc framed stained glass
: piece to 3/4 copper pipe.  I found however that the pipe is too much of a
: heat sink to do a smooth good looking job.  Has anyone else tried this
: with any success?  I am using a 100W Weller soldering iron.

I don't think that you can heat that much copper pipe with a 100W iron.
You'll need to using something like a plumber's torch to heat it.
If you're careful, and keep the flame mostly on the pipe, I think you'll
be OK.  The pipe will probably discolor, but you can clean that up
afterwards.

samg


Hewlett Packard/Colorado Springs

 
 
 

Soldering to a copper pipe frame.

Post by M. Sava » Fri, 09 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I thought I would try soldering a 16" by 22" zinc framed stained glass
> piece to 3/4 copper pipe.  I found however that the pipe is too much of a
> heat sink to do a smooth good looking job.  Has anyone else tried this
> with any success?  I am using a 100W Weller soldering iron.

that could be difficult. either delibertly give the solder a rough look,
or put some decorative solder on it. i have a 550w hexacon iron for such
an occasion, exept it ways about 5 lbs and is really tiring to use.

---Mike Savad