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  • Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

    Managed to put a screw through a 1/2" copper line in the house on the hot water side. Is there any easy way to fix this?

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    Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

    Cut the pipe at the hole and sweat a copper coupling in.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

      I was hoping there was some new high tech method. It is in a bad spot for soldering.

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        Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

        Originally posted by bluecon View Post
        I was hoping there was some new high tech method. It is in a bad spot for soldering.

        I am sure you can use one of those junk sharkbites, just don't bury it in the wall, I would leave the wall open, and sign and date the fitting so you know when it was installed

        And if sharkbite is to tecky, they have stuff called rescue tape, seems to work just as good as those sharkbite things
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          Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

          See, another guy that just does'nt quite trust shark bites. I won't bury them either, even though the manufacturer says you can.
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            Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

            What about a compression union?
            Any problems with trusting one of them?
            Last edited by bluecon; 01-05-2008, 10:30 AM.

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              Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

              It should be kept reasonably accessible even though I trust the metal to metal device better than Homeowner Hank's Speedy Sharkbite

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                Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

                Originally posted by bluecon View Post
                What about a compression union?
                Any problems with trusting one of them?

                no problem with compression. probably 75% of angle stops on a copper stub are compression joints. that works out to over a billion just in the usa

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                  Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                  no problem with compression. probably 75% of angle stops on a copper stub are compression joints. that works out to over a billion just in the usa

                  rick.
                  Just to clarify,angle stops are immediately accesible,would you use compressions inside of the wall?

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                    Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

                    Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                    Just to clarify,angle stops are immediately accesible,would you use compressions inside of the wall?

                    Adam, you get the "Excellent Point" award for the day, let me shake your hand tonight at dinner??

                    I would never use compression in the wall either, have you seen those compression stops after 5-10 years of installation??

                    If you put a compression in the wall, you will forget it, and it will remind you it is there, when it leaks.
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                      Re: Screw thru Cu 1/2"-how to repair?

                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      no problem with compression. probably 75% of angle stops on a copper stub are compression joints. that works out to over a billion just in the usa

                      rick.


                      Bad, Bad, Bad
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