Compression joint on a old solder run?

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  1. NeilPalfreyman

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    Apologies for the "newb" question but I'm fitting a flexible tap tail to a 22mm hot water feed and have noticed that there are three or four solder runs from an old joint exactly where my compression olive needs to go.

    Will I get away with cleaning this up, maybe applying a bit of heat to get the big blobs of solder off, or should I bite the bullet and solder a new clean length of pipe in first?

    I'm not completely new to soldering but would prefer to avoid it if possible.
     
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    Either heat and wipe off or file down ;) By chance were you @ school in Lewes in the 60`s ? your name kind of rings a bell from the dim and distant
     
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    Cheers, Nige!

    Must have been another Palfreyman in Lewes. There are a few of us around the country!
     
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    Either heat and wipe off

    yeah, if your prepared to solder, i.e. have the equipment, then heat and wipe with a thick cloth with some flux on it .... just be quick to avoid burning your hand :p
     
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    Worked perfectly, thanks. New tails fitted and new taps installed. :D
     
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