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ineedsomehelp

06:09PM | 10/24/03
Member Since: 10/23/03
2 lifetime posts
i just finished rerunning pipes in one of the wall in my house and i am having touble with two of the fittings they just won't stop leaking. there was about 25 new joints on this line. it is the main line for the house. this is my first time working with sodering and i feel that i did everything the right way but no matter how many times i re soder the joints they just start leaking in a different place. the one is on a 45 degree up ward run and the other is a t joint but that one is only leaking on one side I NEED SOME HELP any advice will be greatly appreciated ty

plumber Tom

04:15AM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
2 important things. 1) all the water has to be out of the line. When you are soldering and you see the joint bubble up with solder, it simply will not hold up. 2) the pipe has to be inserted all the way into the fitting. Make sure the joints are clean, flux is applied to the fitting and the pipe. The best thing to do is cut out the joints you are having problems with, and start over. You can use couplings to re-join the pipe. Good Luck!


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