In response to new lead-free plumbing legislation, the Copper Development Association (CDA) offers a new resource for those working with lead-free copper alloys — a new video in its  “Do it Proper With Copper” series. The “Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloy Fittings, Valves and Components” demonstrates how to properly solder copper tube and fittings to the newer no-lead, brass and bronze copper alloys.

“Many component manufacturers are now using new, no-lead copper alloys that use bismuth, silicon or other elements in place of lead to make their components,” CDA Vice President Andrew Kireta Jr. said.“Even though these components may look the same as the older metals they are replacing, they can be a bit more difficult to solder. That’s why it’s important that we revisit these soldering techniques.”