Repair a Leak in the Internal Piping
Soldering and unsoldering require the use of an open flame, which can burn skin and
eyes. Keep open flame away from combustible materials. Failure to observe safety
precautions may result in fire or serious injury to personnel.
Ensure all water is drained from sink stand plumbing before proceeding. To drain the
shave stands, ensure the water supply to the shower is shut OFF. Disconnect the hoses
from the shave stand, and open the faucet.
1. Disconnect hose from both ends of the shave stand.
2. Unsolder the damaged or leaking joints by applying a torch to the pipe (1) next to the fitting (2).
Heated pipe, fittings, and solder are capable of producing serious burns. Wear heat
resistant gloves and always use pliers to handle work being soldered and unsoldered.
Failure to observe safety precautions may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
3. When solder is shiny and fluid, use pliers to remove pipe (1) from fitting (2).
4. Allow pipe to cool.
5. Use sandpaper to clean pipe and fitting to be joined.
6. Apply flux to pipe and fitting at joints.
7. Join pipe (1) and fitting (2).
8. Apply heat to fitting (2) with torch.
When soldering, remember to apply heat to where that you want the solder to flow, and
then apply the solder to the part you've heated. The part being soldered will melt the
solder and draw the solder into the joint. Do not apply heat directly to the solder, as it will
drip and splatter.
9. Apply solder to fitting (2) at joint.
10. Allow joint to cool.
11. Clean cooled joint with sandpaper.
12. Inspect joint for thorough soldering. Solder should show as a thin silver colored ring around
circumference of joint.