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Old 12-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Akpsdvan View Post
There is one trick that an older plumber told me about years ago..

If the water is down to just a few drips and I mean a few drips every 2-3 minutes ... White bread... take the crust off and make a ball out of the white part... tight ball and then stuff it up the pipe 4-5" if one can and get the joint soldered. Then when the water is turned back on use a faucet that has the screen removed and wait... the water pressure and wet will move the bread down the line...

It might work... have not tried it my self... but have heard it from a number of older plumbers that I know.
it works. I did this many times...


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Old 12-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by rjniles View Post
I have one of these:

Called a "Jet Swet". a space age version of the white bread trick.

I bought mine used on eBay.
jet sweat works good for replacing/sweaing in valves


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