If a ladder is needed to solder a fitting, it will probably also be
needed to cut the pipe and install the sharkbite. If the ladder is the
issue, it's best he hire a plumber, or get a friend to do the work. It's
not that hard of a job, so any able person can do it.
On Thu, 7 Jul 2016 10:54:10 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
In a normal height basement, an average guy can usually solder a fitting
from the floor, or one step up on a step ladder. Or stand on a solid
chair. With those "pre-soldered" fittings, it really only takes one hand
to do the soldering. If getting on a ladder or chair is too tough for
the OP, he could get a friend, neighbor or relative to do the actual
"ladder work". That person might learn a valuable lesson too.
Personally, I'd use a ladder over a chair, because there is something to
hold in to.
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