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Can you plaster over copper pipe without protecting the pipe? ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mr Sparkle, 1 Sep 2019.

  1. Mr Sparkle

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    I am have a new bath and shower installed..

    As part of the work the fitter has chased the wall (masonry) in order to embed the pipe

    He has bonded over the pipe.

    However I am almost certain that the pipe was not protected and i wanted to know whether I am running the risk of the pipe potentially corroding and leaking?

    Or will it be fine?

    If there is a risk, will it possible to chase out the bonding plaster from around the pipe? If so, what technique would be advised in order to avoid damaging the pipe. I have chisels and and sds
     

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    I never worry with bonding plaster myself, but I'm sure someone will correct me.
     
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    Some plasters are copper friendly, but if the bonding plaster used has either cement or lime in its make up, it will eat through the copper
     
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  5. Mr Sparkle

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    They used Thistle Bonding Plaster. Am I safe?

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    Yes, no problem.
     
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  7. Mr Sparkle

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    Thanks guys.. Thats a huge weight lifted over my shoulders :D

    However if i am ever to get my bathroom redone i will insist on protecting the pipe with either plastic or denso tape
     
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