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What kind of leak?Do you mean you have a waterline leak in the ceiling?

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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.

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Plumbing Repair// a water pipe with water in pipe


Broken,split,frozen pipes that need solidering and you can't do it becasuse of water leaking into repair area?
A simple way to keep water out of repair area is to stuff white bread into the pipe that has the water leaking into it. It will absorb the water while you make repair, depending on the flow of the leak ,will determine on how much time you have to complete the repair. This happens quite often when the water valve is not closing all the way.
After the repair simply turn on the water and flush out the bread.
2 inportant steps to remember; 1 remove the crust from the bread, 2 remove areator from facuet before flushing out the bread .

on Jun 04, 2011 | Plumbing

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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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REPLACEMENT OF GAS WATER HEATER LEAKING FROM TOP INTAKE FLEXPIPE


A leaking from a pipe (but from a soldered or threaded connection point) should be replaced - not repaired. Chances are good that the wall thickness of the pipe has been reduced all along the pipe's length. This means that even if you "seal" the existing leaks, new ones will probably pop up fairly soon.

If you insist on attempting a seal, you may have luck with JB Weld's WaterWeld. JB Weld products are available from most hardware stores, home centers, etc. WaterWeld is designed for plumbing repairs like yours. This should stop the leak at this location - but beware of new leaks, later.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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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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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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RHEEM 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER HEATER 6YR 22V40SF: water leaking from top of water heater how can i f...


If water is leaking from a pipe. then replace or repair the pipe or fitting. If the leak is coming from the unit itself, then replace the unit. Hope this helps.

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My drain pipe has a leak


Tighten all connections first and see if you have a problem. If you still have the leak, then dry the piping under the sink (using a towel) from the sink downwards. Then fill the sink with water and then get under the sink and open the drain. Use a flashlight and feel for moisture with your hands. Start at the bottom of the leak and work your way upwards until you find the area where the leak is occurring. Often leaks appear to be at the bottom of the pipe but the leak can occur as high as the sink drain seal. Be sure to check the back of the piping for leaks. Once you find the leak, you can then determine the course of action to repair the leak.

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Hi, Have a situation. My bath tub(2nd floor) is leakinge and water is dripping down to my living area (through the lower level cieling). 1) I ran the water and collected it in a bucket to see if it water...


You will have to bust out the ceiling where the dripping is occuring to get to the pipes. Before doing so, check and see if your house was built with an access door for the valves. (Look on the other side of the wall where the valves are.) I have the very same problem and am going through ceiling replacement after repairing the pipes. It is a mess. Good luck.

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Excessive water dripping from Central A/C drian line


sounds like the overflow drain is picking up the water that means the main drain is clogged.you need to find the main drain pipe if lookin at the air handler in attic there should be 2 drains from unit one higher than other follow it and blow out drain they put the other overflow drain out the eve so if it stars leaking someone notices it and it doesnt damage cieling but it sound like it needs imediate attention befor it does go to the overflow pan and damage your cieling. i hope this helps and good luck

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