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I started to replace some plumbing in my utility room,

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I started to replace some plumbing in my utility room, essentially the shut-off valve for the outside spigots. I shut the water off at the main shut-off and also at the water heater and cut the pipes. I started to solder new pipe to the end leading to the spigots with a coupler piece, an elbow, an ball valve, but then when I came to join the other end of the ball valve to the pipe where the water feeds in from, even though it is all shut off there is enough small drips coming from the pipe that I cannot solder the last joint. How can I prevent the water long enough to get a good solder?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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You have to drain the water out of the that pipe. Is there anything down stream where the water can drain out? a faucet? water heater? even a water meter?