When shortening copper supply pipes...


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Old 11-17-05, 09:41 AM
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Thumbs up When shortening copper supply pipes...

...under the kitchen sink is it OK to re-use the existing piping and elbows or will I have a problem with residual solder etc...on them ?

I only have a limited time to remove,shorten and re-install as I am in a first floor condo and must shut-off the water to to whole building in order to do the job.(not sure if this even meets the code in Alameda County,CA..but that's another story I guess).

Or would it be safer to have all new fittings and pipe on hand you think?

Thanks again for any help
 
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Old 11-17-05, 10:04 AM
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You can reuse pipe and fittings but it would be easier to get new and have everything ready before you shut off the water to a whole building. The old fittings and pipe would have to be wiped to get them to fit together again and if you have a small clump of solder remaining (especially inside the cup of a fitting) it will not seat properly. This would waste time. Good luck.
 
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Old 11-17-05, 10:46 AM
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Thanks..again..for the advice,dragon.
 
 

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