Cut water line


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Old 05-27-06, 02:37 PM
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Cut water line

The pipe is copper and supplies water to the toilet. Before repairing the water damage to the ceiling below, and finishing the flooring I was doing, I need to fix the pipe. It is copper and I believe it looks like it is an inch or smaller. The pipe has a cut through about 3/4 of it. I've never cut a pipe before therefore I have never had to fix one. Suggestions?
 
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Old 05-27-06, 02:43 PM
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you'll need a pipe cutter, if it easy to get to a hack saw blade, emery cloth, solder, flux,torch, and a female female copper connector. shut your water off, I know you already did that..
 
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can you go into detail a little more detail

on those intructions? So I cut the pipe off evenly with a hack saw and then what? Also how far apart do I need the new ends of the pipe to be?
 
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Once you cut the pipe, buy a slip fit coupling. These couplings do not have a "stop" in the middle so you can pull over one side of the pipe and slip it on and out of the way after cleaning it. Mark (with a pencil) 1/2" from the cut. Apply solder paste and slide the coupling to the mark. Then you are ready to sweat the joint. I have included a link on how to sweat copper. Good luck.

http://www.doityourself.com/info/h2handlecopper.htm
 
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thanks, we'll see what happens.
 
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Old 05-28-06, 04:24 PM
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Everything worked. I'm almost suprised.

Once I cut the torch up a little bit more and really got the cupling cooking the solder started to flow. Cut on the water and not a drip. Thanks.
 
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