Plumbing Question

Weeping solder joint

Hi,

I took down my ceiling recently and may have nudged the central heating pipes in the process as one of the solder T joints is now weeping.

It is quite an awkward position to get at and replace, and i have only ever worked with compression joints and plastic fits. Is there some type of sealant that can be used which i can apply to the joint to stop it from weeping without the need to drain system and replace joint in full?

thanks

1 Answer

Best Answer

No not really, you can get additives to add to boilers to stop little leaks ( a bit like radweld for cars). I'm not sure it would be up to stopping a weep on a pipe and I'm never sure they are a good idea due to possible clogging. It is very difficult to re solder wet piping (nigh on impossible!) If I were you i would drain the system and pop a compression joint on!

Answered 25th Mar 2016

MBS Heating

Member since 18 Mar 2016

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