Repair expanded copper pipe

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Old 04-18-00, 02:32 PM
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I am trying to repair a copper pipe that apparently froze while the house was under construction. The builder used solder to patch and now the patch has given way. After cutting out the patched pipe I discover the copper pipe has expanded and the normal size joint/sleeve will not fit. Replacing the pipe beyond this expanded or previously frozen section will be very difficult because of wall obstructions, Any suggestions?
 
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Old 04-19-00, 05:07 PM
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If this a is a straight length of pipe through the wall, it may be easier to sweat it loose at a fitting on the other side of the wall, and replace the whole piece. If you can't do that, try a plastic adapter that has screw-on caps on both ends and rubber o-ring-type washers to try to slip over the expanded piece at the wall, and sweat a new section and fitting to the pipe where you can, to fit into the other end of the adapter. Good Luck!
 
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Old 04-21-00, 10:23 PM
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YOU CAN SIZE IT DOWN WITH A (CLAMP TYPE) FLAREING TOOL AS WELL..
 
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