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Curing a leaky soldered joint.

Postby paulbentall » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Is there any way of stopping a drip on a soldered joint other than taking the joint apart and starting again.
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:10 pm

If the fitting is on a horizontal piece of pipe then No - is the short answer.

If vertical pipe then you just need to drain the water and reheat, adding a little fresh solder.

If it is horizontal pipe you'll need to cut the pipe to get the water out otherwise you'll never get a good joint.

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