unable to soder!!


Old 04-08-01, 09:24 AM
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I am installing a pedastal sink in bathroom. I have moved sink over about 2 feet from original sink area. This meant moving pipes from sticking out from wall, to having them face right inside wall.I have shut off water in entire house. I went ahead and cut copper pipes and tried to add elbow to both cold/hot supply pipes. Cold was pretty successful. Hot not so. Water keeps coming up the pipe so when I soder, the water in pipe gets boiling so it spews out not allowing soder to stick to elbow! Dont understand why water still in pipe when I've shut it off! It's not like water is continuous, it's just level with the pipe of where I cut it. I tried the "Bread" trick and it doesnt work. Have flushed toilet, have drained faucets in house and still water there! I have a ranch style,all brick home built in 60's. Have no basement and have well water. No AC, have ceiling heat...I know that has nothing to do with it, but hey figured you'd get an idea of what I'm dealing with. Please help!!!! Thanx
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Old 04-08-01, 09:31 AM
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The water in the hot water line is most probably from the water heater tank.
Turn off power or gas to tank, attach a hose to the drain spigot at the bottom, open a nearby hot water faucet for air, and drain it down.
Should solve the problem.
Good luck!
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