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Drilled through a water pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by AngelaBrady, 11 Jan 2021.

  1. Bosswhite

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    Or similar available from good plumbing merchants
     
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  3. JBR

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    You have to admit, she's come up with some stonking responses!
    I like Angela Brady. :D
     
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    That looks useful.
    I suppose it would be a bigger job on a pipe in a plastered wall, though!
     
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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 .
     
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    Like this?
     
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    So this is a permanent repair, then? Do you have a link to the seller?
     
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    Yes worth stocking a 15mm/22m in a plumbers bag .
     
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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.

    Andy
     
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    There is pushfit plastic stuff if you get stuck and you can get to it no soldering required
     
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    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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  16. Lenny Coleman

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    Good call!

    I'll be getting onboard with that.
     
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    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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