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Old 04-17-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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I think you might have some trouble soldering to that pipe, especially if it's not perfectly straight. I would use a compression or flare fitting. They are rated to 500psi to pressure isn't an issue. I would think tightening up the fitting would fix the problem though.


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Old 04-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #17
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Alright then I'll get the dirt out, see what style wrench I need, get it, turn off the main, try to tighten up the existing fitting, turn the water back on...and of course cross my fingers.

Oh I should prob have a new fitting too in case tightening up the existing one doesn't work.


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