Fix hole in pipe


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Old 08-16-06, 06:25 PM
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I installed an RODI water purifier by tapping into the copper cold water pipe in my basement. It worked by pearcing the pipe with a oin sized hole. Ive since removed the device but now have a hole in my pipe. It feeds my hose outside.

How do I fix this? Ive tried two things so far which didnt work:

1) wrapped it with special tape from Home Depot. Didnt work

2) wrapped it with this paster type material - like used for a hard cast to fix broken bones. that didnt work.

Im thinking my only solution is to replace the section of copper pipe itself - which I've never done.

Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-16-06, 07:03 PM
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put the device back on and cap it , dont they have a valve on them ? just tuen it off

or cut the pipe and sweat a sleave in
 
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Old 08-16-06, 07:31 PM
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the device connects directly to a plastic cold water line - like for an ice line for a fridge, via like a "john guest" connection. i think i might be able to shut off the valve.
 
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Old 08-16-06, 07:35 PM
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I just looked and we still have one under the sink , the valve is shut off , no leaks and we havnet had icemaker in at least three years
 
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Old 08-16-06, 07:41 PM
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It's not really that difficult to cut the pipe and put a coupling in place and solder it together.

When sweating pipe, be sure it is clean with the appropriate abrasive, apply flux, heat the joint and touch it with the solder.

I am a novice and generally have no problem soldering a leak free joint.
 
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ah! so you think i can just shut off with the valve and it will hold? hmmm, ok, i'll do that.

for clarification, here's some pics of what I have:

first, the device that pierced the line:



and then, it connects via plastic tubing to this:



this is what i would shut off. you think its safe?

PS - thanks for your help mango man!
 
 

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