Sanded the pipe and fluxed the elbow
, did not flux the pipe, and the replacement 3/4" elbow leaks like a sieve.
I was putting a light in a closet and somehow drilled through a water line support block and then into the water line right at the elbow. I should have put tape on the drill bit to use as a depth gauge.
Now I'm waiting for the water to drain out so I can apply more solder.
With a mirror it appears that I don't have solder all the way around the backside of the joint but I can't say for sure that that's where the water is coming out.
This almost never happens to me.
What could I have done wrong with the prep and the soldering? How do I recover from this? Does the joint have to be cool enough to touch before I can pressurize it?
Fortunately we still have water in the other half of the house thanks to ball valves I had a plumber install.
Thanks for whatever you can tell me.