copper bursting

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  1. Nov 1, 2018 #1

    Tamas

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    Hi,
    i did copper water supply and drain with ABS in crawling space of my house,
    the result, water spraying from soldered connectors in various locations
    how can I fix it , and recommendation???

    Thank you
     
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    voletl

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    Drain water and solder it correctly. Epoxy is not going to help you
     
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    Geofd

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    if your not comfortable soldering there area few pex methods that can be used but you still need to solder that first joint to convert pex you can drain it all down and re solder
     
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    I would even beg you to not take another torch under your house. Shark bite or find a threaded joint to tie on somewhere. Pex from there.
     
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    mike fiore

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    like james said.
     
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    Even sharkbites are better than bad soldering
     
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    Sorry to hear your first time soldering copper pipe went badly. It isn't hard but it does require some practice to get a feel for it. Resoldering bad joints is possible but not simple. You have to first heat and separate the joint then heat and wipe off excess solder. Then you may still have to sand off some remaining solder to get the fittings back together. If you are set on staying with copper then your best bet would be to cut out and replace all the affected copper pipes instead of trying to repair the bad joints. Otherwise I suggest you get a roll of PEX pipe, fittings, and a crimp tool. Sharkbite fittings can be used to join old copper to PEX.
    PEX is really the way to go. Copper is so expensive and doesn't bend around obstacles. PEX comes in 100' rolls and can bend and slide through holes and around corners. Soooo much easier to work with.
     

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