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  1. AndyHudds

    AndyHudds New Member

    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?
  2. IND_Nick

    IND_Nick GSR

  3. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    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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  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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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  5. Paulplumb

    Paulplumb Plumber GSR

    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

  6. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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

    joni os Plumber

    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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  8. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Like it, same wave length, good call
  9. tamz

    tamz Guest

    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.
    Its not pianos yer building here.
  10. NickH

    NickH Active Member

    That reminds me of my old Dad, " for Christ sake son, your not mending a f###### watch"
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  11. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    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).
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
  12. Masood

    Masood Guest

    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...

    Happy days... God I miss the old sod sometimes. All the time, actually...
  13. NickH

    NickH Active Member


    Happy days... God I miss the old sod sometimes. All the time, actually...[/QUOTE]

    Too true mate. The thing is though, I'm such a product of him that I feel like I'm carrying him with me all the time. Silly eh ?
  14. Masood

    Masood Guest

    Nah, that's not silly at all, I know exactly what you mean. My old man was a natural born problem solver. If I'm stumped for a way to do something I find myself thinking what would Dad have done, and 9 times out of 10 the solution will pop into my head...
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  15. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    This is an old thread !