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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:56 pm 
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We have a flat that suffers badly from damp if not careful, we have no problems with condensation on pipes, and certainly not as bad as you seem to have. I suspect something else is going on.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:34 am 
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Just remembered how you get the pipes in that state, its not getting the heat into to the joint but heating the pipe work and rapidly cooling it, looks like it was done with a taymar blow lamp on a jig then thrown in the cupboard................. see my previous post


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Thing is it depends on a lot of variables to get condensation. Temperature and RH inside / outside, temperature of water coming in, and even air pressure all play a part.
I don't get much if any condensation here in the Summer, it's mostly in the Winter. I've seen this condensation on pipes in several houses down here. Can't remember seeing it at all in the Midlands. I'd assumed it was at least partly due to it being generally damper down here near-ish to the sea.
If it's definitely not a leak, and the pipes are wet, where else is the water coming from?
CAn't hurt anything to insulate the pipes whatever.


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Dave its not moisture there's no sign of any corrosion its flux and it been wiped when hot look at the pics close up it almost a glaze - also the snots of solder shows its a poor job

also look at the tarnish and pattern on the copper, it needs a thorough clean with wire wool and/or abrasive clean strips


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I'd agree that the soldering's, shall we say "not the best". and there might be flux everywhere, but the OP says the pipes "seem to be dripping" with water, and they have to wipe the cupboard out regularly. So :dunno:


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dry joint ? leaking waste ? drop test the sink, plug in, and fill it to the brim and leave it 20-30 mins ? sink not sealed to the work top, splashes and spills happen ?


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