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 »

Plumbers and plumbing companies are the types of businesses best suited to repair problems with pipe seals, pipe fittings and leaks in copper pipes. Although homeowners may be able to fix some leaks themselves, these sol... More »

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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 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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