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How can I repair water leak?


Good grief, what kind of water leak? In your car radiator? In the house from a copper pipe? Or a toilet, a sink, a faucet? All these leaks require different fixes. Let us know where the leak is from. Then we'll have a better chance of giving you the correct advice.

I will tell you this, if the leak is from a "pin hole" in a copper pipe in your house you need to get a water testing kit to see if you have acidic water eating away your copper pipes. If so you need to replace the copper pipe and then get an acid neutralizer ASAP. If you do not get an acid neutralizer all of your copper pipes will be leaking since the acidic water has been eating away at all your pipes.

Jan 11, 2016 | 2004 Saab 9-3

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What to do When Your Copper Piping Springs a Leak


One of the greatest improvements to come along for quite a while for the do it yourself market is a push type fitting that fits any CTS (copper tube size) tubing. It does not matter if the piping material is copper, cpvc, poly, pex, or whatever. Just so long as it is standard CTS size. These fittings come in many different forms, configurations, and name brands. A couple of the most common name brands would be Sharkbite, Tektite, Cash-Acme, and Watts. I have tried many of them and they do all work well, so do not be as concerned with the brands as the availability. In others words use whatever you can find quickly, it will probably work just fine.

Copper piping has been a great way to run the water lines in your home. But what do you do when the piping does not keep the water on the inside? The most common way a pipe will leak in copper piping is a “pin-hole” leak. This type of leak can be easily repaired very quickly and with some new innovations on the market today.

To repair a leak what you have to do is to identify the source of the leak. Sometimes it may be a very slow drizzle that can run along the pipe before dripping off of the pipe. Do not assume that where the water is dripping is the spot of the leak. Often times the leak will be a very fine spray. That can make it very difficult to identify exactly where the water is coming from. If you hold up a piece of paper or cardboard, and then watch where and how the water is hitting it, this will help you trace the spray back to the hole in the water pipe.

Another problem can be getting the pipe cut without crushing it. Copper piping that is leaking can often be so thin that it has very little structural integrity. A good sharp tubing cutter will help you to cut through the pipe with out crushing it. You need to be very patient and only crank the cutter closed a quarter turn at a time, so you do not crush the pipe as you cut it. A quarter turn of the knob on the cutter will be enough to slowly cut the pipe and not crush the pipe.

Make sure you have a good clean cut on both ends of the pipe, then carefully push the repair coupling onto one end of the pipe. Next, carefully get the other side of the pipe started into the coupling and then push them together firmly till they are seated into the coupling. This is a very simple process that will take you less time to do, then it will for you to find the fitting in the store and purchase the fitting.

Push repair fittings are a great item to have on hand “just in case”. The next time you go to the hardware or home center, look for them and grab a couple extra for that next time you may need to make that quick repair in your water lines.

on Dec 05, 2009 | Plumbing

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Copper Pipe Repair ? What to do When Your Copper Piping Springs a Leak


Copper piping is a great way to run the water lines in your home. But what do you do when the piping fails to keep the water on the inside? The most common form of leak in copper piping is a “pin-hole” leak. This type of leak can be repaired very quickly and easily with some new innovations on the market today.

The greatest thing to come along for quite a while for the do it yourself market is the push type fitting that fits any CTS (copper tube size) tubing. It does not matter if the piping is copper, cpvc, poly, pex, or whatever. Just so it is standard CTS size around. These fittings come in many forms, configurations, and name brands. A couple of the most common brands would be Sharkbite, Tektite, Cash-Acme, and Watts. I have tried them all and they do all work well, so do not be so concerned with the brands as the availability. In others words do not be afraid to use whatever you can find quickly, it will probably work just fine.

Now to repair a leak all you have to do is identify the source of the leak. Some times it may be a very slow drip that can run along the pipe for a space before dripping off of the pipe. Do not assume that the spot of the drip is the spot of the leak. Other times the leak will be a very fine spray that can make it very hard to identify exactly where it water is coming from. Hold up a piece of paper or cardboard and watch where and how the water is hitting it. That will help you trace the spray back to the hole in the pipe.

The next problem can be getting the pipe cut with out crushing it. Copper piping that is leaking often can be so thin that it has very little structural integrity left in it. With a good sharp tubing cutter you can cut through the pipe with out crushing it. Just be patient and only crank the cutter closed a little bit at a time, so you do not cave in the pipe as you cut it. A quarter turn of the knob on the cutter will be enough to cut the pipe and not crush the pipe.

Now after getting a good clean cut on both ends of the pipe just carefully push the repair coupling onto one end of the pipe. Then carefully get the other side of the pipe started into the coupling and push them together till they are seated into the coupling. All in all this is a very simple process that will take you less time then it will for you to find the fitting in a store and purchase the fitting.

The push repair fittings are a great thing to have on hand “just in case”. The next time you get to the hardware or home center, look them up and grab a couple for that next time you may need to make a quick repair in your water lines.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Plumbing

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Just replaced a delta Asse 1016 valve cartridge and the unit is leaking behind it like maybe the copper pipe what should I do?


If the copper pipe is indeed leaking, you'll probably need to open the wall to fix it. Sometimes you can open the wall in back of the tile, in the adjoining room. Make sure this is the issue before you start this process.

Nov 14, 2014 | Delta Plumbing

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How do i fix a leaking copper pipe (it's not leaking from a connection of 2 pipes?) without having it cut and replaced?


You can now use click fix the permanent copper pipe repair clip from Burkert innovative solutions Ltd. Take a look www.burkertis.com
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Feb 22, 2014 | Plumbing

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Copper piping? Tub faucets


1. Measure piping size with tape measure or read printed on pipe. 2. Visit local hardware store and take the faucet. 3. Tell them you need a tubing cutter and sharkbite adapters for the faucet you have. 4. Cut pipe with tubing cutters. 5. Push on sharkbite fittings. 6. Install faucet and supply hoses. 7. Take Bath.

Apr 28, 2013 | Plumbing

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The 3/4" main water line has a leak and needs to


Hi. I seriously doubt that you can avoid digging a new trench.

Aug 01, 2011 | Plumbing

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Can a 4" or 6" copper water line leak be froze


Cut pipe in half at leak and put a rubber repair coupling on.

Jan 25, 2011 | Plumbing

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Think I have pinhole leak in 1/2'' copper water pipe


What type of pipe are you looking at?If it is copper then you can fine someone to solder it.If it is plastic pipe with glue joints,then you get some glue call rain and shine,clean first then apply wait a few minutes.But turn the water first.

Mar 14, 2009 | Plumbing

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Flexible copper water heater with washer leaks at cold inlet .


pipe dope not needed tighten snug then one quarter turn is recommended by most mfg

Dec 18, 2008 | Watts Copper Corrugated Water Heater...

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