Leaking Incoming Cold Water Line to Shower

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Old 01-09-09, 10:07 AM
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Leaking Incoming Cold Water Line to Shower

I noticed mold building up in the cabinet behind the shower. I removed the sheetrock to gain access to the shower piping and found the leak. The fixtures are old and the cold water supply line coming down from the ceiling has a hair line crack about 1 to 2 inches near the fitting where the cold and hot water join.

My question is do I remove the fitting and then replace the entire cold water supply line, or can I cut it and join another piece with some kind of coupler? Of course it has to be threaded to fit back into the fitting, joining the hot water.

I am not a plumber and poor at describing.
 

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Old 01-10-09, 09:58 AM
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Could you possibly post some pictures so I can understand better and properly advise.
 
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