# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772474

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Join copper tubing, using the flare method.

Definition

Joining copper tubing should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Slide the flare nut onto the tubing with the threaded end toward the fitting.
  • Place the tubing in the flaring tool approximately 1/8".
  • Slide the tapering tool into the base and tighten.
  • Remove the flaring tool.
  • Holding the fitting against the flare, slide the flare nut onto the fitting and hand tighten.
  • Tighten the flare nut.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for joining copper tubing, using the flare method?
  • How important is having the proper size flare when joining copper tubing? Why?
  • Can all copper pipe be flared? Why, or why not?
  • What tools are required for joining copper tubing, using the flare method?