Re: Plumbing leak on copper tee near main
Posted by Chuck on June 29, 2001 at 22:11:36:
In response to Re: Plumbing leak on copper tee near main
Sometimes you have to cut out a section to get the water out. The solder won't melt with water in the line. Seems like a lot to fix a little leak but sometimes it saves time.
: : 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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