02:33PM | 09/14/06
Member Since: 09/13/06
3 lifetime posts
Hi group,

I've gone through all of the postings for the year & haven't found this question addressed, so I get to ask it.

Over a year ago I did my first pipe repair on the hot water line from the heater. It was a very sloppy job, with a good deal of solder build-up at both ends of the fitting.

I recently discovered that there is sign of corrosion at one side of the fitting with a very slow leak (1 drop/half-hour). I want to fix it before it blows, but the problem is at a very tight spot, so I would prefer to not cut the fitting out & replace more pipe.

So the question is: would it be possible to apply heat to the fitting again (After draining the pipe, of course) & "melt" the solder again, possibly filling the spot that the water is getting though? If not, any other suggestions?

I appreciate any advice you can give me, as I truely enjoy learning new things.


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