Re: Plumbing leak on copper tee near main
Posted by Terry Love on June 29, 2001 at 12:27:55:
In response to Re: Plumbing leak on copper tee near main

: I have a copper tee connection, one side of the tee has started to leak. I shut the main water valve and opened the faucet in the basement to drain the water in the line. The tee is located in basement close to the main. I spent 45 minutes using mapp gas to fix the solder joint, would not melt. What are my options?

One method is to cut out the section, use a smaller pipe or straw to siphon the water out, and then replace.
If water is standing in the pipe, the mapp gas won't work. If the joint is leaking, you would want to remove it to clean and reflux anyway. Terry

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