Re: Hole repair in Copper Pipe
Posted by Rick on November 30, 2002 at 16:17:32:
In response to Re: Hole repair in Copper Pipe
Thanks for the reply, we are going to redo the ceiling within a couple of years, so hoping it lasts that long, I will get it repaired properly once I clean out around it. Thanks again for your help,


: That is a good temporary repair, but I would not trust it for the long term. We ahve many ways to repair pipes in tight places, and a good plumber might have a bit of a problem but could do it.

: : 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,

: : Rick

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