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Old 12-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Removing and re-soldering copper fitting

Sorry for the bad terminology, but I'm a rookie. I have recently installed a 'shower only' fixture. I have the hot and cold supply lines into copper female threaded adapters (threaded into the brass fixture, and soldered on the outside). When i turned the adapters into the fixture, I only hand tightened them (i'll admit, i forgot to wrench them on). Now of course, i have a slow leak. There is teflon tape on the connection. I don't have enough room between the adapter and where it elbows downward to cut the line and solder in a coupler (after i twisted the adapter on better of course). Can I just heat the adapter up, turn it tight, and let it settle again? Or will i have to completely remove it, resand it, and resolder it? Thanks so much.



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Old 12-20-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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Or will i have to completely remove it, resand it, and resolder it?
Yes,... yer plan A, Won't work...


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I get laughed at but after I clean the inside of my fitting I also take and clean the end of the fitting. If I were you I would be prepared to replace the fittings.... Sometimes it is easier to replace then reuse... Also dope it
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