Soldering advice.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am looking for advice (tricks of the trade)
    when having to solder pipe that is within an inch or so of a sheetrocked wall. Are there any heat deflectors that we could use or will we have to use compression fittings?

    Thanks, gurus.

    John:waving:
     
  2. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can get a heat shield at Home Depot or Lowes. They are 12-18" squares that look like a thick piece of felt.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Definatly a must have item, also a spray bottle filled with water is nice to keep close by.
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto on both. You can also use a piece of smoke pipe for a shield.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sometimes, you have to rework the plumbing layout so you aren't waving the flame directly at combustibles.
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or use epoxy.....
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Between the 2 of you ya cant come up with a pic of 36 fittings in a 2ft area?
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    sheetrock is a non combustble
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The paper facing on it burns real good.
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    What about paperless gypsum board?
     

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