Testing Water Pipe Installation B4 Turning on Water
Posted by TB on February 03, 2003 at 22:42:20:
I just replaced almost all of my main water trunk lines in the house. After working all weekend, I turn on the water and discover four leaks. So I go ahead and drain system (not easy), re-sweat, and hope for the best. Two leaks remain. I finally go through the procedure again, this time all is well.

So ------ How do I test before turning on the water? I imagine using air pressure and guage. What fittings do I use to inject air and test pressure? I have an air compressor. What pressure? How long to wait?