Learn to Solder Copper Pipe
The copper welding pipes is a DIY of more advanced skills, but well to have if your home contains copper plumbing. Here is a complete tour of how to weld tubes.
Since PEX is becoming more and more popular in new construction, learning to soldier may not be as important as in the past. However, I did consider it a waste of my time to learn a new tinkering skills, because you never know when it will be useful. Welding may seem intimidating because of the torch and metal, but it is actually a fairly simple process, and quite cheap to begin with.
This video gives an overview of the soldier’s process, materials, tools and some good tips on working with copper pipes.