Soldered pipe not level


Old 12-21-13, 05:58 PM
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Soldered pipe not level

After doing some soldering repair I noticed the pipe I was working on is not level. (see diagram below). Im not sure if it was like this prior to my repair or if I mismeasured by an inch ..... there was enough spring in the pipe to easily make the joint, I definetly did not have to force the issue.

Is this something I should be concerned with besides it looking a little screwy?

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Generally, I was working on the elbow on the left.... that pipe is taller than the one on the right. Am I stressing the elbow on the right by leaving it like this?

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Old 12-21-13, 06:30 PM
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I would not worry about it.... It is just not plumb...(level)

Many plumbers work this way......
Old 12-28-13, 11:38 AM
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thanks, now I know what the term "plumb"er implies.

I can live with it I guess I was just afraid I caused some stress an otherwise stable soldered joint couldn't handle.

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