Understanding the Importance of HVAC Services

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Understanding the Importance of HVAC Services

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How To Deal With A Copper Pipe Pinhole Leak

Do you have a part of your copper plumbing with a small pinhole leak? The dripping water is enough of a concern to fix it as soon as possible. You may think that you can fix this sort of problem on your own since the hole is so small. If so, try following these steps to ensure it is fixed correctly.

Tools and Materials

Before you can get started, you will need the following items:

  • Dry rag

  • Screwdriver

  • Tape measure

  • Repair clamp for a copper pipe

Measure Your Pipe

Start by measuring the copper pipe with the pinhole leak to make sure you have purchased the right size repair clamp. Then head over to a home improvement store to get the part you need. There will be a variety of repair clamps that are based on the size of the pipe, so make sure you double check the measurement of the pipe and the size of the clamp you are buying.

Shut Off Your Water

The next step is to shut off all water running to the pipe so you can perform the repair. Shutting off water to your entire home may not be necessary if there is a shut off somewhere before the leak. Check to see if one of these shut offs exist, and if not, turn off water going through your entire home.

The shut off is typically located by the large water meter, but it could also be outside your home. Call your local utility company if you are not sure and they can provide you with more information.

Clean Your Damaged Pipe

The repair needs to be very tight to ensure that no more water leaks out. Cleaning your damaged copper pipe before performing the repair will give you the best chance of the repair being successful, since a clean pipe allows for a tighter seal to be made. All you need to do is clean off the pipe using your dry rag, which should help remove any debris and dust that is on the pipe.

Repair Your Damaged Pipe

The clamps works by placing it over the damaged pipe with the rubber side covering the leak. You will then use a screwdriver to secure the clamp in place. The clamp won't damage the pipe when it is secured, but it will stop the water from leaking out.

All you have to do now is turn on the water and see if the clamp worked. Having troubles following these steps or the damage is too large for a clamp? Contact a local plumbing contractor for assistance.