I'm trying to solder an area of pipe but it's where the line is comming in to the house. I had the water turned off and it's been draining for a day but there is a small drip that won't stop. Is there anyway still solder this pipe?
I was thinking I could try to raise the end, while I heat the pipe and hope it works. Are there any other tricks?
I had a compression fitting there but it won't stop leaking... extremely EXTREMELY small leak but still.. i dont want any leaks.
if you ever get in a situation where you have water dripping and can't move the pipe. take the middle of a piece of lightbread and ball it up tight. get ready to solder, then stick the ball of bread up the pipe. use a pencil to push it two or three inches up the pipe. now solder quick. the bread will stop the water dripping and you can get it done. when you turn the water back on the pressure will disapate the bread. you might have a little temporary clog in say the shower or faucet but will clean itself out. small price to pay to get the job done. thanks, buddy
sorry, just read kok328's reply. he beat me to it. i've seen the jelly type, but i love the homeowners face when they know we have a serious water problem and i ask them for a piece of bread. priceless. thanks, buddy