Rotate ice maker stub out 90°

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signalhill60

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I'm doing a kitchen remodel and the existing ice maker stub out needed to be rotated 90 degrees. so I shut off the water, drained the water lines, used a shop vac to vacuum out as much water as possible, heated the joint with a propane torch and after a minute the joint was loose enough to move 90 degrees. Very little if any steam came out of the open end of the pipe. After 15 minutes of cooling I turned the water back on and checked for leaks. No leaks and I pushed on the joint from several angles and no leaks. My question, is the joint solid? I know I described a stable joint but is it recommended to heat and move an old soldered elbow?
 

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if you want to be 100 percent, unsweat it, sand, flux, use a new 90 and resolder. no plumber ever does it the way you did it.
 

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Thank you for your quick response. I did not add any flux. Just heat and rotate. It was a little more involved then I let on, the ice maker stub out came off part of a manifold and I was trying to avoid redoing the entire manifold. I just finished up redoing the entire manifold system, I cut everything back to Fresh piping oh, now it looks good as new. funny how I spent more time researching this question then it actually took me to repair the problem. I will sleep better at night thanks again for all of your input.
 
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