Pipe dripping under sink feeding tap - can I fix? with pic

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  1. gubar

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    Hi,

    it's the pipe that feed the hot water tap. Dripping steadily.

    It is where the t-junction is. Can I easily fix this myself? Money is tight and I want to avoid calling a plumber if possible.

    thanks,

    Steven

    PS please note pic is rotated 90 degrees

     
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    Your best bet, cut the pipe just below the leaking fitting. Buy speedfit/pushfit Tee-Junction and simply push the pipework into it, This is a more permanent fit.

    Of you could try LSX leak seal, although this will cost you a tenner or so, whereas a pushfit fitting will cost you £3. Or you could call me out and i'll do it for you for £20 :)
     
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    if you do don't forget to clean the paint off the pipes :idea:
     
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    silly q but how do you get the paint of the pipes? I've tried using a blow torch in the past with no luck.
     
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    Thanks for all replies folks.

    Fortunately, and old friend who is a plumber took care of it for me.

    cheers

    gubar
     
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