Strange T pipe soldered to old water pipe

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Old 03-19-19, 09:01 AM
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Strange T pipe soldered to old water pipe

I have a strange copper pipe soldered across a cold water pipe. It is pinched off at both ends and soldered across a cold water pipe. Does anyone know the purpose of this? I thought it might help with the pipe banging but not sure. I live in NJ so maybe it is a NJ thing. Can it be removed?
 
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Old 03-19-19, 09:23 AM
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Maybe it's a spacer to keep the pipe of the wall.
 
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Or a really creative way to patch a pinhole or puncture.
 
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Old 03-20-19, 09:29 AM
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I've seen pipe used like that before as basically a pipe hanger. Supports the pipe a few inches away from the studs... The plumber who installed it probably didn't have a 2x4 scrap... so this was the next best solution.

Other than being a bit unorthodox, nothing wrong with it
 
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