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Quick leak fix for pipes on MSN post

PinkTavoPinkTavo Member Posts: 64

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 11,274
    Seems great as long as it's not in my house.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • L ThiesenL Thiesen Member Posts: 54
    I almost never see leaks in locations like that. In the middle of straight lengths of pipe and not near fittings, elbows, tees etc.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 8,441
    Not really any different than the saddle clamps that have been used for the last 100 years on galvanized pipe.
  • PinkTavoPinkTavo Member Posts: 64
    Was wondering if it was just a gimmick. Sounds like they took something old and re-did it. I've only see a leak like they show on a pipe that had been frozen.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 8,441
    PinkTavo said:

    Was wondering if it was just a gimmick. Sounds like they took something old and re-did it. I've only see a leak like they show on a pipe that had been frozen.

    Every once and a while a careless carpenter will drive a nail in an area and hit a water pipe or on rare occasion a copper pipe will spring a pin hole leak. If that clamp is exposed where you could keep an eye on it, or as a quick emergency fix, it's probably okay. Always better to cut the pipe and sweat a coupling in though.
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 11,274
    Fred said:

    PinkTavo said:

    Was wondering if it was just a gimmick. Sounds like they took something old and re-did it. I've only see a leak like they show on a pipe that had been frozen.

    Every once and a while a careless carpenter will drive a nail in an area and hit a water pipe or on rare occasion a copper pipe will spring a pin hole leak. If that clamp is exposed where you could keep an eye on it, or as a quick emergency fix, it's probably okay. Always better to cut the pipe and sweat a coupling in though.
    Only because a careless plumber ran a pipe through a stud without a nail guard........


    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • FredFred Member Posts: 8,441
    Many, many do! Especially on retrofits. Besides, there are literally millions of homes out there that were plumbed before someone came up with the nail guards, not to mention those copper pipes fastened vertically along the side of a stud or horizontally along a floor joist.
  • PinkTavoPinkTavo Member Posts: 64
    LOL. That is exactly what Hank Hill would say!
    ChrisJ
  • Danny ScullyDanny Scully Member Posts: 1,265
    @ChrisJ, what about when carpenters use 4" molding nails, is that the plumbers fault too? :lol:
    ChrisJkcopp
  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 11,274
    @Danny Scully I come from a family of carpenters but I'm not biased ;)
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • CanuckerCanucker Member Posts: 622

    @ChrisJ, what about when carpenters use 4" molding nails, is that the plumbers fault too? :lol:

    @Danny Scully the 4 inch nails get used when it's"weight bearing" trim. At least, it was in my house. ;) I tell ya, it's that kind of outside the box thinking that makes life great. lol
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • mikedomikedo Member Posts: 126
    or just press a coupling in that way it if water is their it won't affect it. years ago i used to use a ips by sweat t to allow the steam and water to escape
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