Re: Leaky Solder Joint / Unbalanced Main Water Makeup
Posted by HJ on December 09, 2003 at 08:03:44:
In response to Re: Leaky Solder Joint / Unbalanced Main Water Makeup
Once water gets into a leaking joint, the flux is washed away and the copper surface becomes contaminated. For that reason, reheating and applying solder will merely cover the surface of the joint, and the solder will not flow into the joint to make a proper seal.

: I redid my main outside plumbing area just before the line goes into the house and
: also ties into an irrigation line. I had two regulators and two ball
: valves. Problem is when I fired it up, the connection into the house and an
: ajoining 90 are leaking. If I have to remove them and resweat, I will have
: to take half of my assembly apart. Are there any tricks to repair a leaking
: connection. Would reheating and applying some solder around the joint
: help???

: Also, on one end of the assembly there is a regulator and as a result,
: unless I set a post underneath the setup it leans. Is it within code to use
: a post or strap part of such an assembly to anjoing wall such as a fireplace
: to stabilize it?

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