I started a plumbing project and changed my mind mid-project. Is it
safe to reheat a joint and turn an elbow 180 degrees? By safe, I mean,
will the solder continue to provide a sound, leak-proof joint?
Take it apart, clean it, reflux. then just resolder it.
Unless there is a good reason, it is easier to use a new part; reused parts
are often a problem.
Are you asking if you can just heat it and rotate it? If your joint was
perfect the first time it "ought" to be okay, but I wouldn't take the
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.