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Old 12-18-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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Pinhole Leak

House- 1977 two-story w/ full basement

There is a pinhole leak in the main water supply pipe about 12 inches above where it comes out of the foundation. It is shooting out of a big, plastic nut in between copper pipe and what looks like a rubber slip coupling. The leak is below the shut-off valve. Fortunately, there is a floor drain. How do I repair this?
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Ayuh,.... The water is shut off at the Main, then the valve is replaced....
You can do a Hot change-out,... Expect to get WET...
Leave the new valve Open, til it's hooked up solid, you won't get quite so WET that way.....
Been there, Done that.....
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Do you guys down there in Virginnie have shutoffs out in the lawn near the street? Here in Ohio we do, and just about every excavator carries a shutoff tool with them.
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