Will I have problems with leaking in the future


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Old 12-27-07, 09:20 PM
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Will I have problems with leaking in the future

Hi all,
We are doing a copper repipe. I am assisting the plumber that is working on our pipes. He is driving the process.

So far all the connections he has made have been leak proof. Today one of the couplings started dripping when he turned the water back on. He applied more solder and now it is fine.

Should I worry about future leaks at this connection since it was not properly soldered the first time? Or is it fine?

Thanks!
 
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Old 12-27-07, 09:27 PM
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If there was no water present when he resoldered, you should be fine.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 03:44 AM
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If this is a whole house redo, the ideal thing is to pressure test the system before turning on the water. If it is piece-meal, that is hard to do. But I agree with above. Once soldered and no drips, there should never be a problem. Mot impossible, but unlikely.
 
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Old 12-28-07, 07:51 AM
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We are doing it piece by piece because he can only do the work on the weekends. So, it is going to take awhile.

Thank you for your input. It gives me some peace of mind.
 
 

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