# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772459

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Sweat solder copper tubing.

Definition

Sweat soldering should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Cut tubing and ream ends.
  • Clean the ends with sandpaper or steel wool.
  • Clean the inside surface of the fitting.
  • Flux the surface where the solder is to flow.
  • Put the joint together.
  • Heat the fitting and apply solder to the surface to be soldered.
  • Wipe clean and let cool.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for sweat soldering copper tubing?
  • What type of solder is used for plumbing? Why?
  • What are some uses of sweat soldering copper tubing?
  • What tools are required for sweat soldering?