Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Is there a plumber in the house???

Notices
Like Tree4Likes

Is there a plumber in the house???

Old 07-01-2018, 06:57 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Deerfield Bch. FL.
Posts: 146
Default Is there a plumber in the house???


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?
Green Monstah is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:05 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sunny florida
Posts: 22,796
Default

Cut a fernco or no-hub connector and wrap around it?
DotRotten likes this.
billinstuart is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:06 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberPLEDGERPLEDGERCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: ATL & SAV
Posts: 12,247
Default

Sawzall
MercuryMan200 likes this.
Tireless is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:09 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Right Coast of Florida/E.Tennessee
Posts: 6,420
Default

Cut off wheel on a grinder. Who uses copper for drain pipes?
DavenFla is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:11 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 486
Default

Dremel
Maranvin is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:22 AM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boat,Town Cove, Cape Cod. Live south of Boston.
Posts: 1,442
Default

Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
Cut off wheel on a grinder. Who uses copper for drain pipes?
This is the easiest way, older houses used copper for drains.
PF-88 is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:41 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Westbrook, CT USA
Posts: 1,431
Default

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?
Bryan A. is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:50 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 567
Default

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
99yam40 is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 07:52 AM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 3,518
Default

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 !!!
Tommysmicroskiff is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 08:29 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Deerfield Bch. FL.
Posts: 146
Default



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.
Green Monstah is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 09:50 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
bellsisland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 5,917
Default

that looks exactly like my jobs do, everything out of the shed into the kitchen
Bayou Dularge likes this.
bellsisland is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 10:18 AM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 5,088
Default

Why not do it right abd re solder on a new piece of copper?
bjm9818 is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 10:46 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sunny florida
Posts: 22,796
Default

Is it copper or brass?
billinstuart is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 10:56 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Virginia Beach Va
Posts: 1,749
Default

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 .
mfix is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 11:03 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sunny florida
Posts: 22,796
Default

Originally Posted by mfix View Post
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??
billinstuart is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 11:30 AM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: central florida
Posts: 987
Default

The work glove is awesome, makes me hungry.
ReelPlumber is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 12:43 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bright Side of the Moon
Posts: 3,504
Default

Originally Posted by mfix View Post
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 .
Amazon Amazon
You need to get the right adapter
Mine Now is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 12:48 PM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5,586
Default

Is copper too soft to tighten clamps on without crushing the pipe?
YFMF is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 12:52 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bright Side of the Moon
Posts: 3,504
Default

Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
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
YFMF likes this.
Mine Now is offline  
Old 07-01-2018, 01:20 PM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 3,518
Default

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


Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Did Tommy recommend a radiator hose??
Tommysmicroskiff is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread