If the fit it too tight, it will starve the joint for solder. Try using
less pressure and more turns on the tubing cutter. the tube should stay in
the fitting but not be so snug as to need a hammer to get it into place.
Not arguing with you, just giving you samples of where I picked up the tip
that green flame is an indicator.
As you say, practice practice, practice.
Which brings up another question(s). HD sells presoldered fittings -
the fitting has a ridge filled with solder about 1/4" inside the lip.
Anyone have any experience with them? Are these worth the extra 10-15
cents for novice work? Do they have enough solder for a good joint?
Can you screw them up by overheating?
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