Outdoor Faucet

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Old 05-14-01, 07:57 AM
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My outside faucet has a little bit larger than pinhole size leak. I have tried repairing it with the "clay like" concoction sold in hardware stores. That worked somewhat but despite the fact that the water is turned off, there still is some tiny bit of water which is coming through and which doesn't seem to allow the "concoction" to harden. It maintains a "putty like" consistency. Any suggestions? Other than calling a plumber. Also, I dug into the soil to see if I could replace that section of the pipe but it appears to be pretty deep and/or is connected directly to the well close by.
 
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Old 05-14-01, 08:07 AM
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Is it on the pipe it's self and what kind of pipe are you dealing with?
 
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Old 05-14-01, 08:15 AM
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Cool

Just put a pipe clamp over the leak.

The pipe is probably just deeper than the frost line for your area.
You can dig it up and repair it later. The pipe clamp will hold a pin hole leak.
Good Luck!
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Yes the leak is on the pipe itself. Don't know what kind of pipe it is other than I can tell you it is not copper.
 
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