Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
Posted by nicktheplumber on January 18, 2004 at 02:22:29:
In response to Re: Hard to Reach Leaking Joint
: I'd cut stud to stud because it's easier to fill in holes with something to nail or screw the filler to and it will give some room to work. If you have to, remove the 2x4 or at least a piece of it and scab in a new piece. When I have to work in a wall or other tight space, I find it's easier and quicker in the long run to open things up to make room to work than to try to work where I can reach, see, or use my tools.

What Gary says, I agree with...and I will say it more plainly: EXPOSE THE SUCKER, CUT IT OUT, AND REPLACE IT. Sometimes you need to be agressive in your plumbing surgery. Just make a solid joint and know how to close everything back up so it looks professional.


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