The Simple Ways of How to Make a Copper Shower
How to make a copper shower certainly often to be heard currently since copper becomes one of favorite material for home decor. Well, copper is kind of metal material which has bronze metallic color. The texture of copper is the same as other metal material but the main characteristic of it is its color which is different than other metal. Luxury and unique accent will be created by applying this copper material especially replacing your classic shower with copper shower. The following are simple ways to install copper shower.
What you need in how to make a copper shower head project are valve kit of shower mixing, ½ inches of copper pipe, tubing cutter, emery cloth, flux or lead free soldering paste, propane torch, and dry rag. Since the installation of copper shower needs some skill in soldering, you certainly have to practice your soldering skill first. You can use some old copper pipes to practice. Cut them into some parts, solder and reconnect them for the practice project. You surely want to ensure your basic skill before do your DIY copper shower, don’t you?
How to Make a Copper Shower: Installation Instructions
Once you have prepared the material and stuffs needed of how to make a copper shower, let’s follow the installation instructions gently. Ensure to turn off the water from the main turning off valve. Then cut the copper pipe into several pipes at desire length. You can use the tubing cutter to ease you in cutting the pipes. Use the emery cloth to sand the tip or end of each copper pipe. Sand them on about 2 inches on the end of pipes. Don’t forget to sand inside the pipe coupling. Do the same method when the flux is applied on the end copper pipes and the coupling inside. Then stick the pipe coupling onto the pipe ends to connect them.
Unwind the solder from the spool about 8 inches of length and bends the end about 2 inches of length into 90 of degree. Heat the two sides of coupling by flaming them gently into the right and left, don’t forget to turn on the propane torch first. When the flux is sizzle, put the solder end into the connected part between the coupling and pipe. Clean the solder exceed by wiping it using the dry rag. Don’t forget that the joined part will be really hot. Once the joined part has cooled down, turn on the water and check the leaks on it. That is the last step of how to make a copper shower.