How Do You Repair A Leaky Copper Water Pipe Elbow?
Repairing a leaky copper water pipe elbow generally involves removing and replacing the leaky elbow fitting. For one reason or another, the solder surrounding the existing elbow fitting may have failed beginning with a small leak. Small leaks over the period of days or weeks can grow. Copper pipe fittings are soldered into place; the existing solder is remelted in order to remove the existing elbow fitting. A new fitting must be soldered into place in order to make the joint leak resistant again. Only the correct tools are needed to complete this project—not an expensive licensed plumber. Turn the water off to the leaky copper water pipe elbow. Allow the water to drain away from the elbow joint by turning a water faucet on that is below the leaky joint in elevation. Wipe residual water away from the leaky joint so the copper pipe is dry. Light a BernzOmatic torch and place the flame directly onto the leaky joint. Allow the joint to heat up for a few minutes. When the solder melts and