: I moved a copper line and installed a couple of Tees in my basement yesterday. There doesn't appear to be any leaks at this time. If there are imminent leaks due to the soldering and new joints, when will they most likely start showing up? I figured the pipes would leak immediately if there were to leak in the near future. I will be covering them with drywall in a couple of weeks.
When soldering pipe if there is no water in the line and the solder takes with no problem and you feel comfortable with your soldering skills then it may be ok. Sometimes if Im a little concerned with my joints ill yank on the pipe slightly. If the joints are good they should be able to take a little shaking.