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Green Monstah 07-01-2018 06:57 AM

Is there a plumber in the house???
 
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Iíve got a drain pipe leaking in my kitchen. Iíve got the wall open and I can see where the pipe is leaking but I canít figure out how to cut loose. Itís about an inch and a quarter copper pipe and itís almost touching the block wall in the back, definitely too close to get a pipe cutter around. What are my options?

billinstuart 07-01-2018 07:05 AM

Cut a fernco or no-hub connector and wrap around it?

Tireless 07-01-2018 07:06 AM

Sawzall

DavenFla 07-01-2018 07:09 AM

Cut off wheel on a grinder. Who uses copper for drain pipes?

Maranvin 07-01-2018 07:11 AM

Dremel

PF-88 07-01-2018 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by DavenFla (Post 11568199)
Cut off wheel on a grinder. Who uses copper for drain pipes?

This is the easiest way, older houses used copper for drains.

Bryan A. 07-01-2018 07:41 AM

I would cut out as much as you can in both direction and fernco in pvc as stated before.

You can can see where is is deteriorating on the seam where the copper tubing is made. Rest of the pipe is going to look the same if not now the eventually down the road.

I speak from experience. I assume itís a kitchen drain?

99yam40 07-01-2018 07:50 AM

good old draino been working on it?

they have those saws now a days that have blades the spin in oposit directions and supposadly will cut anything.

also the vibrating multy- tool might work well on cutting that pipe

Tommysmicroskiff 07-01-2018 07:52 AM

May have to go to an auto parts/marine store to find a piece of hose coupler may not be standard DWV

or grind it down and use some epoxy/mesh

(Note the above are suggestions for an inexpensive DIY fix I would be cutting that back to good material and soldering
in new stuff)

OH BTW KILL THOSE SPORES !!! Before they dry and float all through your house !!!

Green Monstah 07-01-2018 08:29 AM

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WHEW!!! I got it. Hacksaw blade did the trick. I removed as much as I could reach, I guess Iíll fernco it over to pvc now.

bellsisland 07-01-2018 09:50 AM

that looks exactly like my jobs do, everything out of the shed into the kitchen

bjm9818 07-01-2018 10:18 AM

Why not do it right abd re solder on a new piece of copper?

billinstuart 07-01-2018 10:46 AM

Is it copper or brass?

mfix 07-01-2018 10:56 AM

The diameter of the copper is to small for standard fernco and don't tighten well. But they will fit good over a fitting if you can get to one down the line .

billinstuart 07-01-2018 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by mfix (Post 11568757)
The diameter of the copper is to small for standard fernco and don't tighten well. But they will fit good over a fitting if you can get to one down the line .

Did Tommy recommend a radiator hose??

ReelPlumber 07-01-2018 11:30 AM

The work glove is awesome, makes me hungry.

Mine Now 07-01-2018 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by mfix (Post 11568757)
The diameter of the copper is to small for standard fernco and don't tighten well. But they will fit good over a fitting if you can get to one down the line .

You need to get the right adapter

YFMF 07-01-2018 12:48 PM

Is copper too soft to tighten clamps on without crushing the pipe?

Mine Now 07-01-2018 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by YFMF (Post 11569004)
Is copper too soft to tighten clamps on without crushing the pipe?

no, as long as isn't corroded.You might be thinking of tubular brass that gets used for a tailpiece / sink drain

Tommysmicroskiff 07-01-2018 01:20 PM

Not normally LoL but there are "braided rubber sleeves" that are used in industrial equipment / aircraft and marine applications ...



Originally Posted by billinstuart (Post 11568771)
Did Tommy recommend a radiator hose??



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