Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
Posted by soxfan on January 13, 2004 at 18:25:09:
In response to Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
If you had to access that 1/2" 90' elbow from behind the wall. About how big of area should I cut... stud to stud? Also what do I do about that 2x4 that the elbow is attached to?

Any help is greatly apreciated.

: 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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