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Discuss pipe repair problem at UK Plumbers Forums; I have 4 22mm pipes (hot cold and two central heating) all running together ( no gap between them). someone has put a nail in the second pipe. i can ...
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    I have 4 22mm pipes (hot cold and two central heating) all running together ( no gap between them). someone has put a nail in the second pipe. i can not separate the pipes to cut and couple. And suggestions?

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    I've never used this stuff myself, but a customer had repaired a pipe under the floor that had poor access and it worked fine. Not sure it is a permanent solution though.

    https://sylmasta.com/catalogue/produ...er-stick-113g/

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    I have used what Nick suggested once before on a copper cylinder that had a pin hole in it. It was only on for a week while I sourced a new cylinder but it did work. Didn't trust it though to just leave it like that permanently, it does claims to be a permanent repair though if you wanted to risk it.
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    cut all 4 and used 4 slips and 4 normal couplings and solder the lot (dont put a coupling on the timber joist cut a few inches to the left or right etc)
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    never tried one but you can get these now. clean pipe, flux and fit on pipe. heat till the solder ring melts go down the pub

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    If the nail is only in one side you could wipe a patch on it !

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    If doing patch or making solder repair, vent/open pipe to air, so internal pressure does not effect flow of solder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joni os View Post
    If doing patch or making solder repair, vent/open pipe to air, so internal pressure does not effect flow of solder.
    Like it, same wave length, good call

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    Can't cut it! Try pulling it.
    It will lift up or as said if its only through one side, wipe some solder over the hole.
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    That reminds me of my old Dad, " for Christ sake son, your not mending a f###### watch"
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    I made a patch using JB Weld epoxy and a piece of abrasive clean up strip to fix a hole in van's hard to remove coolant pipe. Around 3 years on and still holding...

    The clean up strip is grp so very strong and the resin heat and pressure proof (relatively).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickH View Post
    That reminds me of my old Dad, " for Christ sake son, your not mending a f###### watch"
    Or my old man when I was trying to be too neat with the flux. "You're not f***king Mike Angelo" in his thick Indian accent...

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