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    Solder job gone bad.

    Guy before me had a little trouble with this one, 10 lbs of solder later he called me in for a look-see.....cut the hole thing out and started over.






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    Last edited by secorp; 12-17-2007 at 02:42 PM.
    If common sense is so common how come so few of us have it!

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    Wow....didn't we have to watch a movie about that kind of thing in high school sex education class?? Looks like a bad case of the herps

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    solder probably weighed more than the valve your holding

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    looks like he used the -15%



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    Maybe he charged by the pound...

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    Valve had water leaking by it, just enough so that he could never get a pinhole sealed, to much water vapor.

    I used one of those cordless Rigid crimping tools and crimped a male adapter on a valve up stream and just ate the water that was running out until I could screw on a new ball valve onto the crimped male adapter.
    If common sense is so common how come so few of us have it!

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    You're last post just invalidated my observation. Guess I was not fast enough on the draw.

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    wow i feel good about myself now....there is somebody worst than me out there

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    secorp,
    Next time screw the valve on the crimp adaptor BEFORE crimping. Leave it open until after the crimp. Will save you a few gallons cleanup.

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    That's a great idea to be sure.
    I only had 1.5 inches if that to work with after the last valve, I was not sure it would even crimp, but I heard the snap. the last valve actually was holding a little so it was not to bad of a stream, still that is A damn good idea.
    If common sense is so common how come so few of us have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secorp View Post
    Guy before me had a little trouble with this one, 10 lbs of solder later he called me in for a look-see.....cut the hole thing out and started over.






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    This looks like he tried to use silflos 15% with turbo torch.. Seen that type before myself, DYI trying to fix it himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secorp View Post
    That's a great idea to be sure.
    I only had 1.5 inches if that to work with after the last valve, I was not sure it would even crimp, but I heard the snap. the last valve actually was holding a little so it was not to bad of a stream, still that is A damn good idea.
    So what does everyone think of those crimp connectors?

    I've used them a couple of times since my employer just got the new toy but I'm concerned about the o-rings going bad in the future.


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    I do not get to do much water pipe, but the guys who have used them swear buy them, they are expensive.
    If common sense is so common how come so few of us have it!

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