I am changing some of my house pipes. I had a quote of 2.5k for changing few pipes and joining them using solder fitting.
I am competent enough to lay the pipes and use yorkshire fitting which has the solder ring in it. All that is needed is heat to release it .
I have managed to spend around £400 to get all pipes needed and changing them now.
Few questions I have are:
1. When a pipe is soldered and it doesn't leak or pop when tab is opened, can it pop or leak at later stage ? I am asking to find out if more instance my joint is dodgy then would I realise straight away ?
2. Would you use solder ring in addition to the the bit that is inside the yorkshire fitting ? I did it on one of the joints and some of it was sucked in and the rest ran down the pipe. I soon learned of the amount needed .
3. Input to my house is led 22m which is then straight away reduced to 15 . that is then fed to boiler and cold water. shouldn't boiler be 22m and cold tab 15m ?
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