|Posted by e-plumber on January 14, 2004 at 19:22:14:|
|In response to Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint|
: Is it against code or unproper to solder the elbow on my workbench and then retrofit it that piece with the old pipe and then use a soldered coupling a bit lower, and easier to get to?
: How about a compression fitting??
: And in general, if I bite the bullet and call a plumber to solder the joint.... does this seem like an overly dangerous spot to be soldering?
: : If it is a solder joint that is leaking, the only correct fix is to install a new fitting and resolder it in place. You can protect the surrounding area with thin sheet metal, folded up foil or wet rags. Use only the amount of heat from the torch for the solder to take. Keep a spray bottle with water handy.