Welding versus soldering

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Welding versus soldering

Postby rickyaifd » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:03 am

I'm sure it's been discussed and even with all my reading, I've probably overlooked it, but what safety issues are related with welding of copper versus soldering of copper?
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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby Blarney Stoned » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:22 am

When done in a well vented area, none.

With proper fitment and a well executed procedure, none.

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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby rickyaifd » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:36 am

Guess I should have specified a little more... safety in regards to food and drink safety...would welding affect the consumable alcohols ... I know we use food safe solders...that was my concern.
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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby acfixer69 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am

After proper cleaning they are both safe.

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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby Pikey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Soldering is likely to be much easier and you can take it apart after.

Had to give up my oxy-acetylene, so all I have now is mig, stick or carbon arc - I don't think I'm good enough to weld copper gas-tight with any of those !
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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby nuntius01 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:05 pm

as long as you clean well. there is no difference. structurally, in general, welding is stronger if done right. however, soldering is more attainable for the average person.
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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby BugHunter » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:00 pm

If you need more strength than soldering, you need to quit climbing on your still. ;)
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Re: Welding versus soldering

Postby Pikey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:34 pm

BugHunter wrote:If you need more strength than soldering, you need to quit climbing on your still. ;)


Yup ! :lol:
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