Drip Problem

Old 04-29-06, 08:50 PM
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Drip Problem

I'm trying to sweat a cap on a 1/2" in. copper line. The main has been shut off. I'm trying to sweat a cap, but there's just a little drip still leaking and it is preventing from doing a successful solder. I'm sure this is a common delema and was seeing if anyone who have a way of taking care of this .
Old 04-30-06, 04:37 AM
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The "old pro" way to deal with this is to wad up some bread and push it up in the pipe.This absorbs/blocks the drip long enough to solder the joint then disolves.Maybe there are other ways but this has been told to me many times and appears to work.
Old 04-30-06, 09:18 AM
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But you will have to use plain white bread, as the whole wheat, 15 grain, orgainic stuff my wife buys won't work because it is too course and won't stop the water long enough.

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