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Old 09-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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When testing shower heads I use one of these,



It's called a handiplug and runs for under $5.

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Two steps forward and one step back. I have the shower assembly pretty much ready to go but, the water shut off valves were stuck. The hot water valve is now working properly and the cold water valve is still being worked on.
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Okay, I turned the water on to test my plumbing and there are no leaks woohoo and I am relieved. But, how long should I wait to to be certain that my plumbing is good or is it unlikely that anything will begin leaking now?

My solder joints are not pretty and I am slow but, it seems to be good.
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Okay, I turned the water on to test my plumbing and there are no leaks woohoo and I am relieved. But, how long should I wait to to be certain that my plumbing is good or is it unlikely that anything will begin leaking now?

My solder joints are not pretty and I am slow but, it seems to be good.
Two types of solder leaks- one sprays a little pisser stream
The other seeps very slowly.
Although you can tell almost instantly, wipe your joints with a paper towel after a couple hrs. If no moisture your good to go
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Thanks eplumber. I have the joints wrapped with toilet paper now to see if I get any moisture. If I do get a leak, what is the method for fixing a joint? Do I just heat it again and add solder?
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Thanks eplumber. I have the joints wrapped with toilet paper now to see if I get any moisture. If I do get a leak, what is the method for fixing a joint? Do I just heat it again and add solder?
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