1st solder, sitting water? ,,,

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  1. Charles Gonzales

    Charles Gonzales New Member

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    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?

    bathtub_piping.jpg

    Thanks,
    CG
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    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

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    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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