Drilled through a water pipe

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That looks useful.
I suppose it would be a bigger job on a pipe in a plastered wall, though!

There is a cheaper version which is two halves of a tube , one piece put over hole with rubber washer, other piece under pipe , then clamped together by four small nuts and bolts , dosent take up any space at all and can be plastered over .
 
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There is a cheaper version which is two halves of a tube , one piece put over hole with rubber washer, other piece under pipe , then clamped together by four small nuts and bolts , dosent take up any space at all and can be plastered over .
Like this?
 

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There is a cheaper version which is two halves of a tube , one piece put over hole with rubber washer, other piece under pipe , then clamped together by four small nuts and bolts , dosent take up any space at all and can be plastered over .
So this is a permanent repair, then? Do you have a link to the seller?
 
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Any news on this repair Angela? Good to see pictures of what you have done, as I can't image you have had the water turned off all week.

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Hi all,
I decided to renovate the kitchen this lockdown, it was going quite well until I wanted to put up the suspension rail for the base cabinets and accidentally drilled through a water pipe. I have shut off the water in the house and I have dug around it a little and can see that its not a full hole just a dent in a copper pipe but water still leaked out.
I had some milliput from when I did the sink plumbing so I have temporarily stuck that on, but what next? Is there a permanent solution, I don't want to pay for a plumber unless I absolutely have to.
Please advise.
thanks
There is pushfit plastic stuff if you get stuck and you can get to it no soldering required
 
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UPDATE*** Solution found.
You need 3 things :
Soldering Flex Paste
Flowflex repair patch
Gas burner mini blow torch.

takes 20-30 min.

Incorrect you need six your forgetting knowledge, experiance and skill.

You'll end up needing a plumber !!!
 
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I caught a pipe last year.

Replacing floorboards - helpfully, someone had painted the floorboards to show the position of the pipework underneath. Unhelpfully, when a new heating system was added, the installer didn't carry on the trend. I cursed myself for not checking. Although I did find out that I have not one, not two, not three, but four stop cocks. The fourth one was difficult to find.... particularly when the lights had fused and the cellar was dark.
Lost a ceiling that day and used up every swear word I know.
 

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@lenny,
I put a cable and plug on one of these Emergency Lights (see link) and leave it plugged in dark cellar.

Then if there is a power failure (at least at the sockets) it comes on so I can get out of basement (or unplug it and use it as a torch).

Would be better wired into lighting circuit, but for me my 'plug in version' works better - especially as its permanently on green 'standby' LED glow makes it easty to find and illuminates most of the cellar anyway.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Emergenc...omplete-With-Legend-Set-LEDBRITE/173896342795
SFK
 
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@lenny,
I put a cable and plug on one of these Emergency Lights (see link) and leave it plugged in dark cellar.

Then if there is a power failure (at least at the sockets) it comes on so I can get out of basement (or unplug it and use it as a torch).

Would be better wired into lighting circuit, but for me my 'plug in version' works better - especially as its permanently on green 'standby' LED glow makes it easty to find and illuminates most of the cellar anyway.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Emergenc...omplete-With-Legend-Set-LEDBRITE/173896342795
SFK

Good call!

I'll be getting onboard with that.
 
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I caught a pipe last year.

Replacing floorboards - helpfully, someone had painted the floorboards to show the position of the pipework underneath. Unhelpfully, when a new heating system was added, the installer didn't carry on the trend. I cursed myself for not checking. Although I did find out that I have not one, not two, not three, but four stop cocks. The fourth one was difficult to find.... particularly when the lights had fused and the cellar was dark.
Lost a ceiling that day and used up every swear word I know.

Ha or someone moves the pipes to somewhere else instead of under there and doesn't mark them. Or marks the whole width when you could get a fixing down the side of them. Then you have to list them anyway to find out where or if you can fix.
 

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