A range of good quality copper end feed fittings conforming to BS EN 1254-1.
End feed copper fittings are plain copper tube, manufactured to fit snugly onto copper pipework or varying standard diameters to enable a secure water tight soldered joint.
This category of copper fitting is the least expensive but requires the greatest skill to produce a secure joint.
The pipework and inside of the fitting are first cleaned by mechanical abrasion using wire wool, etc and then chemically with an active flux such as Fernox Powerflow flux. (Available under our consumables section).
The fitting is then pushed onto the copper pipework and the whole thing is then heated, using a blow torch, to approximately 230°C at which point solder is fed into the joint.
The solder is drawn in by capillary action and a silver ring appears when the process is complete.
Once cooled, the residue flux should be wiped from the joint to prevent future corrosion.