Learning how to fix leaky copper pipes is super important if you’re a homeowner…you’ll save a boat load of money.
AND: you won’t panic when it happens the second time.
This video was made 30 minutes after my wife texted me and said water was leaking from the bathroom on our second floor.
The first step is to find the section of drywall where the leak is coming from.
Push up on ceiling drywall until you find a soft spot. Then poke a hole in it using a drywall saw. Be prepared for water to drip out of the hole.
Then cut a small hole in the drywall to identify the exact pipe leak. Once you do that, turn the water off and cut the old pipe from the wall or ceiling.
My favorite tool for cutting copper pipe is the AutoCut pipe cutter.
In this tutorial I show you how to use SharkBite couplings to attach the new section of copper pipe. These help you fix leaky copper pipes without soldering.
If you replace the pipe with another section of copper here are some tips
-choose Type L copper
-debur the copper
-smooth the copper ends with emery cloth
If you replace the pipe with PEX just cut the ends and make them square.
The beauty of using SharkBites is that they simple push onto copper, PEX, or PVC pipes.
Check out the video for all the details
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