Hi, and welcome back to another Tool Talk review. This time we've got the Monument patented high-temperature mat for use of butane and propane, and this is suitable for 15mm and 22mm pipes, and what we're going to do is demonstrate how this mat protects the surfaces from, obviously, the high temperature of your blowtorch.
So this mat fits 15mm and 22mm. This time we're actually demonstrating it on a piece of 15mm copper pipe. So as you can see there, it has an overlap at the back, so when you snap it around the pipe, it gives you protection from behind. So if it was just two pieces joined together, obviously there would be a gap running down here, and the heat could just pass straight through the gap, but they've introduced this overlapping section here, so when you bring the two pieces together, you've actually got not just a butted joint, but you have an overlap at the back. So that, then, is going to prevent the heat from penetrating through this slit to the surface behind, the wall, et cetera.
So really, what happens now is we've got a vice here with a pipe in it. So just to demonstrate what you would do, so if you were soldering up against the wall, like that, on your wall... Wall came in behind. We could have the wall here, and then you'd be soldering against here. So we'll use... I've got here the Monument blowtorch. So we'll just go ahead and demonstrate how that would work. I'm trying to do this with my left hand. I'll put it into my right hand.
So there we go. I've got the flame of the torch lit, the mat's sitting against the wall, and then you would just go ahead and solder your joint as you normally would, and that's going to protect the wall from any damage.
Just set that to the side there. So this is the review for the Monument mat. As I said, it covers you for both butane and propane, 15mm, 22mm pipes, and always, as Monument products are, they're all made in Britain. And on the back here, we'll just get some information that just tells you about the shape of the overlap, et cetera, that I've mentioned, and prevents burn, and it's also got some European standards that it obviously complies with.
But that's the review for the mat. Very good, because also, this is a smaller size, as demonstrated there. We've also got the 150, which is that one, and then we've got the larger 300mm mat, so if you've got more delicate surfaces that you want to protect. Same again, you've got the overlap at the back, and you can demonstrate the overlap there, so you can see exactly what you are going to protect from that. But again, from Monument, very good products. Well engineered, well thought-out, good quality. Like to say just thanks again to Expert Trades and Tool Talk for providing this for a review. And as I said, I wouldn't hesitate to go out and purchase that once this starts to wear out, we can go and buy a replacement for it. But as I say, I've just started using the smaller one, and I've still got that bigger one, 300mm one, in the package in there. Thanks again for watching. Thanks, bye.