Re: Leaking copper pipe
Posted by Terry Love on July 01, 1998 at 23:55:07:
In response to Re: Leaking copper pipe

To solder a copper pipe, the water must be drained. (unless you have access to a pipe freezer) The quickest way to drain down a system, is to open up all of the faucets. You will remember, that when the top of a drinking straw is closed off with a thumb, that the soda will not drain out. Sometimes the pipe to be soldered is in a "low" spot. If this is the case, cutting and holding the tubing down will help to drain it. A plumbers trick on hard to drain pipe is to jamb a bit of dry bread in the line to plug off the water. Remember, that there must be an open faucet when soldering. If not, the last joint soldered will leak.
Terry



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