To repair a pinhole leak on a copper pipe, first turn off the water, drain the pipes, cut out the affected area and solder on a new pipe coupling. Using a coupler is acceptable for pinhole leaks where less than 1/2-inch of pipe needs to be removed.Know More
Follow specific steps in order to repair a leak on a copper pipe.
To solder copper pipe, polish the joining surfaces, apply the flux, heat the joint and apply solder. Each joint requires a few minutes to complete, but the time for the overall project depends on its complexity.Full Answer >
To clear blocked drain pipes for a sink, bail the water out of the sink, remove the trap and use a drain auger to clear the line. While the process is sometimes messy, it often takes just a few minutes.Full Answer >
Copper pipes can be painted, but they require special attention. Before painting them, the pipes must be free of oxidation and covered with an acid etch, two-component metal primer.Full Answer >
To remove corrosion from copper pipes, inspect the water's pH levels, and identify the source of corrosion. Remove the source of corrosion and install a calcite neutralizing filter to raise pH levels. Install a phosphate feeder to coat the piping with phosphate and reduce corrosion.Full Answer >