Welcome to the Do It Proper with Copper Video Series produced by the Copper Development Association. These short instructional videos were designed to illustrate exactly how one can use this versatile metal in plumbing, architecture and building and construction projects. With the help of CDA project managers; this ongoing series can be beneficial to the average do-it-yourselfer, a brush-up for the established installer, or for anybody curious on proper copper application techniques for a specific area of interest.
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Brazing Copper Tube
This video describes how to properly braze copper tube. Copper Development Association's Piping Specialist, Harold Moret, explains when brazing is appropriate and the different applications that use brazing. He also will take you step-by-step brazing the tube while explaining the do's and do-not's.
Launch Video [4:36 min]
This is a continuation from the video of how to bend copper tubing. This video covers flaring for copper tubing, when you don't want to use an open flame when joining. Copper Development Association's Piping Applications Specialist, Harold Moret, shows you step-by-step how to properly make a flare joint.
Launch Video [1:56 min]
Bending Copper Tube
This video teaches you how to bend copper tube. Copper Development Association's Piping Applications Specialist, Harold Moret, shows the procedure to bend copper tube properly with a lever-type hand bender.
Launch Video [1:36 min]
This video describes how to make a double-lock standing seam with a seaming anvil and a hammer. It is arguably the most time-proven type of roof panel seam. All the necessary tools and equipment are identified.
Launch Video [4:28 min]
Flat Seam, Soldered
This video describes how to make flat seam soldered joint. It covers technique applicable to soldering flat seams at a maximum of 3:12 slope. It shows the appropriate preparation and tools that are needed and gives a step-by-step tutorial to make the joint.
Launch Video [2:55 min]
Vertical Soldering, Lap Seam (Part 2, Stitching and Inspection)
This video is a continuation of the first part where tacking and soldering was explained in detail. This part covers different types of stitches, such as a butterfly stitch, and displays step-by-step the appropriate way to stitch and inspect a joint.
Launch Video [2:21 min]
Vertical Soldering, Lap Seam (Part 1, Tacking and Soldering)
This video describes a technique for soldering sheet copper lap seams oriented vertically, or with a slope over 3:12.
Launch Video [3:51 min]
This video covers all types of solderless fittings. Mainly, it covers push and press-connect fittings. It shows proper preparation for push-connect fittings and how to use the tools associated with press-connect fittings.
Launch Video [02:36 min]
Lap Seam, Soldered
This video shows how to create a lap seam, which is recommended when the copper sheet is too thick to form a flat lock seam, or when shapes make it impossible to form a flat lock seam.
Launch Video [02:41 min]
Tinning: Soldering Coppers and Sheet Copper
This video describes how to tin copper and the sheet you'd like to solder. It goes through cleaning, marking, flux and solder.
Launch Video [01:38 min]
Introduce Soldering Equipment
The following segment describes the tools and basic preparation steps necessary for soldering copper sheet materials. These steps are required for most of the application techniques employed to fabricate copper strip, sheet and plate for architectural use.
Launch Video [02:56 min]
Fluxing & Soldering Techniques
This video goes over fluxing and soldering technique. This includes a description of certain flux and how to apply. The second part of the video displays how to properly apply heat and solder to a copper joint.
Launch Video [02:54 min]
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This video discusses the materials and preparation involved in soldering. It goes over specific types of copper tubing and how to correctly measure and cut copper tubing and common pitfalls to avoid before soldering.
Launch Video [02:48 min]