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Old 12-01-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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I am finishing off a bathrrom that was stubbed in when the house was buildt. Copper supply lines for fixtures extend through the drywall, but the holes were rather large so I decided to mud in around them to fill them in some. Thats when I started to wonder....

Will quick set drywall compound eat into the copper and eventually cause a leak?

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Answer to your question it will not hurt the pipe. They make chrome split wall scotches (sp) that open and close around the pipe to cover the hole.

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Tazin CR is talking about escutcheons. They hide the holes around the pipe. They make ones that can be installed after everything else is done.
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...Will quick set drywall compound eat into the copper and eventually cause a leak?
As answered previously: no.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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thanks.. i didnt think so but just second guessed myself.

I know there are covers made for the holes but the cutouts (more of a punch out) was really big and I dont think an escution woudl have covered it. Should be good now though.

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