Re: screw hole in copper pipe
Posted by hj on December 31, 1998 at 00:25:30:
In response to Re: screw hole in copper pipe
The proper repair is to replace it, but putting a brass screw into it and soldering it in place will be a suitable repair. Do not fill the hole with solder, because you will also fill the pipe, unless you do less than a proper job of applying the solder and then it will fail at some future date.

: My backyard carpenter put a drywall screw into my 3/4" copper water heater pipe in the ceiling of my basement. It would be difficult to remove the section and replace it with a new section. Is there any way to repair this? Perhaps filling the hole with solder?

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