the boss and I used to solder 1 1/4 copper. Two of us, one on either side,
each with a torch and roll of solder. We'd usually be talking about anything
except soldering, heat it up, wick the solder in, and wipe it all off. Still
chatting about anything except soldering.
I miss those days. That sure was a lot of fun, working together with a
fellow who thinks much the same as I do.
Yes, Mapp is much hotter than propane. I've also seen someone else stick
braze small compressors with Mapp. The tanks are more expensive, but well
I've also seen a pro plumber (second generation plumber) with a B-tank
acetylene and a torch on the long end of the hose. He spends more time
looking for his sparker than he does plumbing. My boss asked him try the
touchfire Bernzo torch with a mapp tank, but the plumber was so used to the
tank and hose rig. His loss.
Christopher A. Young
Jesus: The Reason for the Season
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