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    After new copper is charged,air and flux flushed out, and under pressure, I do this. Give each solder joint a good wrap with the end of My crescent wrench. No one ever taught Me this, makes sense to Me.
    I've heard to many sad stories.
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

  • #2
    Re: How I sleep at night

    not sure i would approach it with a metal wrench.

    if you really want to test it, try flushing it with hot water and then create water hammer with a fast shutting ball valve and cycle it as you're flushing the lines.


    the water hammer will create a spike / shock wave 2 to 3 times the working pressure.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: How I sleep at night

      I do all the same Tool with the addition of bringing it up to 300 pounds and use a long piece of decent size wood so I don't have to drag a ladder around.

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      • #4
        Re: How I sleep at night

        Originally posted by plumber rick View Post
        not sure i would approach it with a metal wrench.

        If you really want to test it, try flushing it with hot water and then create water hammer with a fast shutting ball valve and cycle it as you're flushing the lines.


        The water hammer will create a spike / shock wave 2 to 3 times the working pressure.

        Rick.
        hammer handle most of the time
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #5
          Re: How I sleep at night

          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
          i do all the same tool with the addition of bringing it up to 300 pounds and use a long piece of decent size wood so i don't have to drag a ladder around.
          better idea! How do you get 300 psi ? Air ?
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #6
            Re: How I sleep at night

            Sounds like another use for the Kenetic Water Ram to me

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            • #7
              Re: How I sleep at night

              Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
              better idea! How do you get 300 psi ? Air ?

              you can fill the line too be tested with Water and use a hydrostatic pump. or you can charge the line with Nitrogen.


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              • #8
                Re: How I sleep at night

                Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                I do all the same Tool with the addition of bringing it up to 300 pounds and use a long piece of decent size wood so I don't have to drag a ladder around.
                Hardcore!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: How I sleep at night

                  As I understand and practice it; The standard for hydrostatic testing is 5/3 of service pressure.

                  So if you expect 100psi on the pipe... About 166psi.

                  No harm in going higher though.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How I sleep at night

                    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                    better idea! How do you get 300 psi ? Air ?
                    Water first then add a little CO2 spritzer.

                    It is dangerous so be carefull and warn others working in the vicinity.

                    Oh,I do this on pipe alone before tub/shower valves installed
                    Last edited by drtyhands; 04-07-2010, 07:40 AM.

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