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Old 11-08-2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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Leaky pipe

My water pipe is leaking where it was tapped into with a self-tapping connection fridge ice maker. Can this be repaired, or repair spot and tap in a different spot?


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Old 11-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Fix that spot, stay away from self tapping valves, for this very reason. run a new line from under the kitchen sink with a real 1/4" shut off valve.


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Old 11-09-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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If you try patching the leak, you will always have to worry that it could fail and flood the area. As Ron said, the self tapping connections are a sad way to tap a line. The hole is so small, it easily gets clogged and the next problem is the leaks. Use a coupling to repair the bad spot in the pipe. Cut through the center of the hole (all the way through the pipe) and then install a coupling or, better yet, a tee for the frig water connection.
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