Save on this 1/4" Copper Female Adapter (Sweat x FIP). Hard Copper Pipe is generally used for the supply of hot and cold water in both commercial and residential applications. Rigid or hard copper is always soldered, crimped, or pressed as the form of connection. Copper offers a high level of resistance to corrosion and needs fittings to get around bends and obstacles. Copper fittings also range in application. Solder fittings require clean, and lubricated connection surfaces, along with heat to create the best and longest lasting connection. This 1/4" Copper adapter features female threads and a solder connection. This type of fitting is typically used for the installation of appliances or the connection of odd fittings.