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1.5" copper drain joint loose in wall

I found a copper drain pipe has worked loose from the kitchen sink. The pipe enters a tee that goes to the soil stack and down into the slab. The copper pipe appears good but the solder joint failed going into the tee. The location is right at a wall stud in the wall. Any suggestions possibly without a torch?

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