Soldered copper pipes leaks
I found out later from one of her neighbors (retired plumber) about the MEPP (?) gas cylinders. They look like the normal propane torch cylinders but are yellow in color. They burn hotter than propane and will heat the joints hot enough for the solder to work well.
As the other post said, you also need to be sure the joints are clean and dry...use a file or sandpaper to help remove any old solder that won't come off. Once the pieces making the joint easily fit together, use flux generously and apply the MEPP torch. I hope this provides some help - regards!
Jim D/Heathsville, VA
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