Determing if plumbing inside wall is OK


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Old 09-03-19, 11:36 PM
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Determing if plumbing inside wall is OK

Was recently replacing a rusted-on hose bib. The bib attaches to a pipe that comes out from stucco (and is likely connected to a joint that is between stucco and drywall).

In the course of trying to turn the bib, I managed to turn the pipe it was on by a 1/8 to 1/4 turn. I turned the pipe back to its original position (and replaced the bib), but now I'm worried that, behind the stucco, the pipe is leaking because I've deformed the dope/tape that was sealing the threads. Am I being paranoid? Should I be worried about this? If so, is there a good way to determine if the plumbing in the wall is still OK?
 

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09-04-19, 04:27 AM
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It's probably NPT threaded. About all you can do it tighten the pipe nipple in the wall pretty hard and hope. Other than that you can get a bore or endoscope and drill a little hole or shove it in through the gap around the pipe and see if there is a leak.
 
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It's probably NPT threaded. About all you can do it tighten the pipe nipple in the wall pretty hard and hope. Other than that you can get a bore or endoscope and drill a little hole or shove it in through the gap around the pipe and see if there is a leak.
 
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