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Hole in copper water supply pipe

I drilled a hole in my bathroom wall to hang a towel rack and drilled a hole in a copper water line.(dead center) I cut out the dry wall around it and have access to it. how do I fix it? water is off. Please don't ask how I did this.

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Solution#2 is one way to do it however those clamps will leak after awhile. You can cut pipe on center of hole and (A) push pipe up and install a copper coupling which does involve soldiering. Or (B) you can get a brass coupling fitting called (Shark Bite Fittings) which simply slides over pipe and locks and seals on pipes. This is a fairly new product and godsend to plumbers and plumbing repair. Whenever fixing pipes in walls check for any form of leaks thoroughly before covering up wall.

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Well you can go to Home Depot or a harware store and the will have a clamp patch or else you will hace to cut out the hole and splice a new piece in which would consist of cutting and soldering. Hope this helps
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Judging by how calm you sound it's likely a drainage or vent pipe and not a supply pipe which would be spraying all over the place the moment your drill pierced it. You'd have little choice but to cut the pipe and solder a coupling in there. If it's just a drainage or vent pipe you can buy an MJ (Mechanical Joint) coupling at Home Depot....these don't require fancy tools or torches to use.. The MJ coupling comes in two parts...a rubber part that joins two pipes and a stainless steel band with a couple of gear clamps....you just tighten the gear clamps and the compression does the rest.

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