resweat or redo

Old 02-26-06, 06:47 PM
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Unhappy resweat or redo


I am redoing a shower and putting a Moden Wall Spa Unit in. I currently have a MOEN 3301 valve with CC connections.

I am a newbie to sweating. Unfortunately, the solder did not "wick" around as it likely should have. I then heated it up even more and put more solder on it. Eventually it flowed around it.

But did I really mess this up and break a bunch of rules?
Should I just take it all apart and start over?
Or is there a way to pressure test it before putting this to functional use?

My challenge is that everything is mounted with the body sprays, etc. Not impossible to re-do - but want some opions on "resweating".

Old 02-26-06, 07:01 PM
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steve64, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
If it flowed in the end, it is probably okay. You could use a nipple in the showerarm connector in the wall with a Schrader valve connection and an air pump. I would shy away from using a compressor unless you have really good control of the pressure. I don't know what the new valves are rated at. Good luck.

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