1st solder, sitting water? ,,,

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Charles Gonzales, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Charles Gonzales

    Charles Gonzales New Member

    Sep 23, 2019
    Houston, Texas
    I am a DIYer doing my first copper solder project for a new bathtub valve and faucet. As I aligned the faucet pipe, it angled upward, which would result in slight sitting water, once the valve is off. (I have attached a picture).

    Not sure if I can make it perfect, but is it worth the effort to redo the faucet pipe? Is the potential of sitting water okay?


  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    There will be so little that I would not worry. In fact, often we have handheld shower heads that hold quite a bit of water in the loop as they're hanging on the wall.
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  4. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

    Aug 13, 2013
    Since water always seeks it's way down, you will not have a lot of water in the horizontal pipe.
    BTW, did you solder this pipe under the green plastic cover and at the wall?
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