Plastered a pipe in without protecting copper pipe

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As per title, I've just realised I've done something a little silly; we had a pipe leak in a wall so we cut a hole in plasterboard so a plumber could repair it/re solder it etc.

I've replastered it in some layers of thistle stuff I had. Then I've just realised I didn't protect the pipe again with a barrier and I'm lead to believe plaster eventually eats into copper; what kind of time frame is this going to effect me in? Is it a quick thing or 10 years
 
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Could be 2-3 years or maybe longer. You can either open it up again now or wait for it to fail then address it and any remedial work caused by the leak.
 
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Maybe a silly question, but why are the 1960 copper pipes not affected by plaster.
I have original pipes buried in plaster in my house and they don't seem to mind being in contact with plaster.
 
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