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Old 09-27-2012, 10:59 AM  
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I guess that is technically a case where the solder did not "wet" the joint.

How long did that joint hold up against the 40 to 80 PSI water pressure, water hammer, chemical attack by what's in the water, etc., etc.?
Is the house on well water?
Did you open the joint by twisting?
I didn't have to swet off 2 of the joints, I twisted them off with channel locks by braking the crappy solder that was caked on. Those joists wasn't leaking which is amazing.

It was a apartment building on well water.

I wanted to install the new shower body by solder but landloard insisted I use pex line and adapters.

The hold bathroom was done completely wrong from tile to plumbing.


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I didn't have to swet off 2 of the joints, I twisted them off with channel locks by braking the crappy solder that was caked on. Those joists wasn't leaking which is amazing.

It was a apartment building on well water.

I wanted to install the new shower body by solder but landloard insisted I use pex line and adapters.

The hold bathroom was done completely wrong from tile to plumbing.
If those bad joints were seeping water at first, maybe small particles in the water clogged the leaks over time.
The well water pressure may only go up to 40 PSI and supposedly less than 20 PSI is a health hazard.

I don't get the impression that electricians check their work by putting heavy loads on the wiring and maybe nobody checks their plumbing work by putting 80 PSI on the lines. They'd need a booster pump.

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I'm not going to open another thread to continue my rant but what on earth?!? It's just so senseless to put shut offs here. Really come on lol
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I'm not going to open another thread to continue my rant but what on earth?!? It's just so senseless to put shut offs here. Really come on lol
I guess the guy was impulsive and did the first thing that popped into his head. He was "living in the moment."

So now to remove the faucet you at least have to remove the shutoff handle.

I prefer ball valve stops because you can tell if they're closed by just looking.
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