lead to copper joint leaking

14 Jun 2006
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United Kingdom
i have a leak on the joint between copper and lead, im ok at plumbing with copper but not too sure about this one, is there a compression fitting available for lead to copper or does it need repairing??? ive taken out the copper pipe from the lead and cleaned it up and tried to solder it but it didnt work too well so im hoping i can get a compression for it..any advice would be great :confused:

many thanks
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If the situation is such that a repair is necessary, lead-to-copper compression fittings should be used. These fittings can be used to connect the lead pipe to either copper or plastic pipe. The water supply should be turned off and the pipes drained. Use a hacksaw to cut a small section of pipe. It is easier if time allows to take the section of pipe along to a plumbing merchant to ascertain the correct fittings. The Leadloc fitting should then be fitted to the lead piping in a similar way to any compression fitting. Connect the copper or plastic pipe to the other end of the fitting. You could even reconnect the old lead pipe to the fitting.

just searched and found this, so question answered, thankyou
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