Hole repair in Copper Pipe
Posted by Rick Fecho on November 30, 2002 at 10:23:14:
Hi There;

My contractor drilled a hole to run my satellite cable in my house and nicked my cold water line (after the pressure pump) for the house. The nick is about a 1/4" to 5/16" in size, and in a very tight spot. He brought in a plumber who said it was too tight to get to with solder, a proper coupling and a torch, so he put a 1/8" thick piece of rubber over the hole and sealed it with three small hose clamps, which he said would last just fine. Is this possible? I am worried about getting the ceiling reinstalled and the joint leaking in a few years.

Thanks for your help,


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