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Plastered a pipe in without protecting copper pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by steve.mack, 8 Jul 2020.

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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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    This won't happen, plaster doesn't harm copper.
     
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    Seems to depend on what was used and what the plaster contained
     
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