soldered cooper joints failing under pressure


Postby miss elle » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:20 am

i have re soldered copper joints and they keep failing under water pressure. any tips for preventing this?
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Postby Steve the gas » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:48 am

Hi Elle,

It's not a good idea to RE- solder joints, even if your well practised.
I would buy new fittings, clean all ends & fittings and re-do, try not to use excessive heat & get plenty of solder into the joint.


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Postby mungo » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:26 pm

:) hi elle, I take you are using flux on your joints, as without it it is hard to get a good seal as the solder won't run around the joint properly. ( that's what I have found anyway )
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Postby Skids » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:13 pm

Hi miss elle,

re solder, it is always best to cut back to new metal, (cut out the joint) and start a fresh on DRY pipe

all the best

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Postby rosebery » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:58 pm

Skids

She may have fixed it by now - this thread is over a year old!!

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Postby fencesllove » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:56 am

Just try not to use excessive heat & get plenty of solder into the joint.
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