Repair a cracked wterline to out door faucet

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Old 04-22-03, 10:56 AM
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Repair a cracked wterline to out door faucet

I'm new to plumbing and need to know why the sauder didn't take to my repair? I'm replacing a small section of water line, I cleaned both ends of the pipe and I used flux but the sauder didn't take. Can anyone help me?
 
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Old 04-22-03, 12:17 PM
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There probably either wasn't enough heat put on the fitting, or there was residual water in the line.
If it is the latter, you can either completely drain the line, or roll a roll of white bread (no crust) large enough to temporarily plug the water draining through the line until you can solder it properly.
You can do a Search above on soldering for more info.
Good Luck!
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Old 04-22-03, 05:39 PM
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Any water in the lines will allow you heat the fitting just enough to melt the flux off but not hot enough to get the solder to melt into the joint... Then with the flux gone, the solder just beads up and falls off... First, you MUST get all the water out of the pipe... Second, I definitely do NOT recommend using water soluble flux as I find that it just DOESN'T work that well... It can definitely make an otherwise easy job very frustrating...
 
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