AZ,Originally posted by AZPlumber:
It's not very much easier when you have a line that's mostly buried in cold ground and you have excavated a leak for repair and you have to dig back quite a ways away from the repair so that the cold ground does'nt prevent you from getting the fitting hot enough for the silver solder to flow, and the air is cold too, and all you are working with is a MAPP canister torch.
Well, maybe I'm not as practised at it as I think I am?
I use an air/acetelene torch for 1/2"-2" (minimum), and oxy/acetelene for above.
On the other hand, I have always worked in Southern California so don't have to deal with the extreme weather conditions you do.
I'm always interested in your posts because you deal in an area of the trade I am not very framiliar with. Although, believe it or not there are areas of So-Cal that experience freezing conditions.
Your handle is AZ, which I assumed meant you were from Arizona. Your posts have indicated that you work out of Alaska. It's great to have a different perspective on the trade.