Any seasoned plumber who has handled a variety of plumbing services can tell you how troublesome soldering joint connections can be. Stray particulates, debris, and metal shavings can overcomplicate the process and make for a shoddy joint connection. In order to perfect and simplify joint connection soldering, many plumbers are turning to an exciting new industry tool: The Fluxuator.
What is The Fluxuator?
In an article earlier this year published by Plumber Magazine, readers were given an introduction to The Fluxuator, featuring plumber John Thompson of Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter of Hesperia. John explained how our plumbing company makes great use of not only one but three Fluxuator tools. Each time one of our plumbing technician needs to secure a joint connection in a plumbing system, The Fluxuator helps ensure it will be done right the first time.
The tool is specially designed to apply flux entirely around a pipe’s end for fitting. It applies the flux all at once in a full 360-degree circle due to the clever brush-head design. Applying pressure on The Fluxuator’s plunger fills the brush heads with neutralized flux, and all Thompson or his team has to do is insert the pipe and give a slight twist. Just like that, flux is applied evenly!
Why We Love the Fluxuator
The internalized design of The Fluxuator also stops the brush head from getting dirty with regular use. A cleaner brush means a better flux application. In turn, smoother flux application to pipes for joint soldering means stronger, better connections that last longer. As John shared in the Plumber Magazine article, he and his team are always busy helping local customers. Being able to complete a joint connection job quickly and without worry of a soldering failure saves him precious time and delivers water to his customers sooner. It’s a win-win!
You can learn more about The Fluxuator by clicking here and visiting the Plumber Magazine article featuring Mr. Thompson. If you need a trusted plumber equipped with industry-leading tools for a plumbing job in Hesperia, please give us a call at (800) 483-0784. Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter handles residential and commercial plumbing projects of all sizes!