Weeping Solder Joint

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  1. Nov 2, 2013 #1

    spaxz

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    Hello,

    I soldered in a shower tap and head today, when I turned the water on I noticed the 1/2" copper pipe had a slight beed of moisture on it where it is soldered to the top of the shower tap (pipe goes to shower head). There was also a small beed of moisture half way up the shower head pipe (top of soldered collar).
    Now I can remove, replace and resolder the collar but what do I do about the weep on the top of the tap.
    Do I heat it up, remove the pipe, clean best I can and resolder?

    Thanks
     
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    Mr_David

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    Best to take it apart , clean it and solder it again

    Solder joint leaks are often caused by burning the flux, to much heat on one side while soldering. If the flux is burned it won't take the solder. Easy on the heat makes a nice joint
     
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