Joined Copper Pipe Under Concrete

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    • #275838
      tom marshall

      I am doing a remodel and the plumber sweated two copper pipes together under an area that is going to have concrete poured. Is this safe? Is it likely to leak? I hate to rip it all out now. Help

    • #292990
      TheLocalPlumber
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      Per code all copper joints underground are to be silver soldered. If it has not been properly soldered it does not mean it will fail. It probably will not pass inspection.
      I personally do not think you are taking a chance leaving it as is.
      Good Luck,
      Bill
      The Local Plumber
      Tustin, California http://www.TheLocalPlumber.com

    • #292991
      NickHydro
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      Hav it cut out an brazd it taks mints an maks code then rap joint with fome insulaton befor its pored on

    • #292992
      MichaelRoback
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      For everyones info, the pipe is under dirt and sand, not directly under concrete. By the way what is the difference between brazing and soldering. Will it make that big of a diff in my case. The plumber I use is very good at sweating/soldering copper. Should I leave it?


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      Robert Stephen Morton
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      Just for interests sake, in Australia, any pipe passing under a concrete slab must be sheethed or in a conduit with the minimum of joints.
      Bob

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