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 ... More »

To seal a copper pipe leak, turn off the water, cut out the damaged section and replace with a repair sleeve. Solder the repair sleeve into place with a torch flame and solder wire. More »

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To repair a PVC pipe leak, begin by releasing the water pressure from the pipe. There are several ways to repair a PVC pipe leak, but the simplest method is to sand the surface of the pipe and apply epoxy. Make sure to a... More »

To seal a copper pipe leak, turn off the water, cut out the damaged section and replace with a repair sleeve. Solder the repair sleeve into place with a torch flame and solder wire. More »

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Temporary repairs can be made with rubber-coated tape or Goop, but to permanently seal a leak in a PVC pipe, use regular PVC adhesive and a coupling. The adhesive and coupling can be purchased at a hardware store or anyw... More »

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Solder copper pipe joints by applying flux, twisting the fitting to spread the flux, heating the fitting with a propane torch until the flux bubbles and touching a piece of plumber's solder to the joint. The flux draws t... More »

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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. More »

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