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Old 12-22-2011, 05:50 AM  
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I have just put a new shower unit into a wall cavity, and have been using compression joints for all the hard to reach places. After putting everything into the wall i have discovered that the connection into the shower mixer has a slow leak, i don't really want to pull everything back out again. So what i want to know is, is it possible to solder a compression fitting?
On either side of the shower mixer are male threads, that a female ended elbow screws onto. So you have to judge it just right with the PTFE tape to have it facing in the right direction and be tight, which i guess i didn't!

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:06 AM  
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No; you can not and should not solder compression fittings, it will not work.

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:23 AM  
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There is no code that I know of that allows compression fittings inside the walls.

I would consider hiring a plumber if you are unable to properly install the valve yourself.

The money you pay will be far less than the damages to your home from leaks.

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