What is the best method for DIY water leak repair?
A water leak can be a big problem for homeowners if they are not fixed by a residential plumber. You can repair the water leak yourself. To make the process simple, you can use slip coupling. There are also many methods for water leak repair, such as pipe clamp or epoxy putty.
1) Firstly, turn off the water supply from the damage section to avoid water leakage while you’re working. Then apply a pipe repair clamp to fix the water leakage.
2) Wear latex gloves, and knead epoxy putty together between your hands because it could cause pain on bare skin. Then wrap it around the leaky area and leave it for 5-10 minutes to set it.
3) Carefully cut open the wall if required, with the help of a reciprocating saw. Remove the cut section. Cut the damaged area of the pipe on each side with a reciprocating saw. Apply flux at the end of pipes and remove burrs. Test fit the coupling by sliding it onto the pipe. Solder the top coupling to the existing and replacement pipes, starting with the top fitting and bottom coupling. When you’ve repaired the water leak, then replace the cut-out piece of the wall. You’ll possibly have to add a couple of wood blocks, so you have something to screw the wallboard.
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