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Old 09-30-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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i had to stuff a lot of bread into the copper pipe last night to stop leaks from getting to where i was soldering.

but it took an awful lot of time for the water to break through it and start coming through the tap. like 15 min of the tap being turned on.

even then, the water pressure is considerably lower, as though there is still bread in the tap or something. this is at the kitchen sink. can i expect that it will eventually dissolve over time ?

i didn't use the plainest plain white bread, like WONDER or some other cheap alternative, which i understand is the best for this, i actually used my favorite sourdough bread from trader joe which has a different texture but still no grains on it or something that would be harder to dissolve.

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Have you taken the screen/aerator off the tap?

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Have you taken the screen/aerator off the tap?
yes and cleaned it but still.
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While this method works, if you have a single handle faucet, some of the bread may be lodged in an "O" ring in the cartridge.
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While this method works, if you have a single handle faucet, some of the bread may be lodged in an "O" ring in the cartridge.
yesir, it's a single handle faucet. where do i go from here ?
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Turn off the water supply valves and look for an allen screw or maybe a large nut at the base of the spout that holds the spout on. Remove the spout and you should be able to pull the cartridge out. Mark the top edge first so you reinstall it in the same position. If there is bread stuck there, you should be able to see it and rinse it out.
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You can try disconnecting the supply line at the valve under the sink. Open up the valve (with a bucket or towel) and see what kind of pressure you have. This will tell you which side of the valve that the "clog" is on.
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i had to stuff a lot of bread into the copper pipe last night to stop leaks from getting to where i was soldering.

but it took an awful lot of time for the water to break through it and start coming through the tap. like 15 min of the tap being turned on.

even then, the water pressure is considerably lower, as though there is still bread in the tap or something. this is at the kitchen sink. can i expect that it will eventually dissolve over time ?

i didn't use the plainest plain white bread, like WONDER or some other cheap alternative, which i understand is the best for this, i actually used my favorite sourdough bread from trader joe which has a different texture but still no grains on it or something that would be harder to dissolve.

I used seeded rye one time, man what a problem I had. Not really just throwing in a little humor.

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