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Old 07-01-2018, 07:57 AM
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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?
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Cut a fernco or no-hub connector and wrap around it?
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Cut off wheel on a grinder. Who uses copper for drain pipes?
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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.
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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?
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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
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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 !!!
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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.
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that looks exactly like my jobs do, everything out of the shed into the kitchen
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Why not do it right abd re solder on a new piece of copper?
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Is it copper or brass?
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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 .
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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??
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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 .
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You need to get the right adapter
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Is copper too soft to tighten clamps on without crushing the pipe?
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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
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Not normally LoL but there are "braided rubber sleeves" that are used in industrial equipment / aircraft and marine applications ...


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Did Tommy recommend a radiator hose??

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