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Old 01-26-08, 12:42 PM
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hot water pipe which is galvanized that is leaking. looking for a quick fix temporarily until pipe can be replaced. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
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Old 01-26-08, 01:36 PM
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If it is leaking at a joint, you can take the joint loose, install thread sealant and reinstall the joint. If it is leaking along a length, you can buy clamp type repair units for your size pipe at the big box stores or hardware or plumbing supply houses.
 
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Before I opened the wall I would turn off all water in the house (including things like humidifiers, toilets, and ice makers) and watch the water meter - if it shows no flow after a few hours, you are unlikely to have a leak.
 
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Old 01-27-08, 06:42 AM
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Oops, that response below was supposed to go in another thread, and it's too late to delete it now...
 
 

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