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Old 10-14-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Contractor used a putty to patch a leak


I have a contractor doing a kitchen renovation in my house and yesterday one of the crew put a screw through a copper pipe. Last night I looked at the pipe and see that they used some dark gray putty that hardened around the pipe.

I'm not sure what this material is, but will ask when they return today. My question is, do you have any idea what the material is, and is it only suitable as a temporary patch. This is a water pipe feeding the sink and is under pressure. I want to know what to ask them to do to fix this.

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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Sounds like JB Weld, but could be many products, including the stuff Billy Mays hawked in commercials. Make the contractor repair the pipe properly. This means soldering a new section in.

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Thanks, majakdragon.
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Make them change the pipe . You are paying for a good job.?? Patch job at the same price. Your call
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What else is he jerryrigging? keep a close eye on his work.
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Ask him where his nail plates are.

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