Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
Posted by soxman on January 13, 2004 at 15:13:55:
I posted before about my leaking shower but I have narrowed it down and now need advice on how to fix my problem.

I had narrowed down the leak to the shower arm. I thought it would be at the joint where the chrome arm connects to the 1/2" female fitting inside the wall. Upon cutting around the drywall where the stubout comes out of, I see the leak is at the soldered joint between that 1/2" fitting and the copper pipe inside the wall.

It is very tight, I do have access to the wall behind. But with the backer board the fitting is screwed too... I dont trust my soldering skills.

What is the way to go about fixing this?? Is soldering the only fix?

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