Removing water
Posted by Irene Thompson on January 02, 2002 at 21:49:40:
In response to Removing water
I spent New Year's Eve working on replacing some galvanized fittings that some idiot had put on my copper plumbing (not a pretty picture--yucky corrosion!) and wanted to share a tip. Despite all my attempts to drain the copper pipe, water still came from somewhere. Finally I got out my little wet-dry vacuum and sucked a couple of gallons out of the pipe. Voila! The vacuum hose fit over the 1/2" brass fitting just tightly enough to create suction. If it hadn't, I might have tried a sock or a bunch of teflon tape.

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