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I agree with Wayfaring... You probably haven't structurally weakened the pipe, but you have created a flow restriction. If you can live with that, then so be it. But since it's on the hot side, it's very simple to isolate. Why not just turn off the valve to the water heater and replace the damaged section?


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A well can allow oxygen into the soil where it will thin out any organic materials present, possibly causing subsidence. Without redigging the well using expensive methods it is hard to prevent this. Also, if the water is in a reservoir of some kind, reduction of that reservoir can cause subsidence. There is not much you can do about either of these problems ...


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The slow type of leak that you are experiencing can have been caused by one of the following: If the end of the copper pipe had some surface scratches, denting or had been squashed out of round. It would be recommended to inspect the copper pipe surface to ensure that it is clean, round and scratch free. This is really important because the special O-ring ...


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This is a tough one. Depending on where you live and the age of the house means theres different code. What is the pipe made out of. Cast is code here in Chicago. Access the pipes first. You may even be able to rent one at Home Depot or where ever. Take notes on where in the pipe is affected. More than likely your going to have to R&R (Remove and ...


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The plumbing is not that hard, but you'll need a new fireplace and a new stove. See if it's legal to use flexible corrugated line where you live. It's covered in a yellow plastic jacket. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST). It'll be MUCH easier to install, plus under a house where there is moisture it'll hold up better.


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Google for "Bathtub drain key", it's a tool that expands to fit and grip the drain very strongly, so it can be unscrewed from the top.


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This is really a comment but too long - I am not sure of your exact situation but normally if something like this happens you call your real estate agent, police, and bank. You need to file a police report, your real estate agent needs to get a hold of seller's agent (who is ultimately responsible in most states), and you need to talk to bank about ...


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When it's accessible it seems sugar is a an option to weaken set grout. If there is flow in the under floor pipe i would try some warm water and a sack of sugar - followed by some pressure or emptying of a bath tub after some work time. This suggestion is not based on any experience - just a guess at what i would try.


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I have used a strap-wrench to undo that type of connector. In your case there is very limited access but it would be worth an attempt. It can be difficult if some people have previously applied a sealant - which are not normally needed as there is usually a rubber gasket.


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In the UK (where question poster is located), there are several distinct types of plastic push-fit connectors. You can get specialized tools to help undo each type. John Guest Speedfit Wavin Hep2O Floplast Flo-Fit etc Yours are Hep2o and can be released with a Hepkey - there is a tool selection guide. Hep2O Speedfit FloPlast


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Many push-fit fittings are not designed to be removable. If that were a sharkbite connector, you get get a special removal tool. How do I disconnect SharkBite push-fit fittings? The only way to disconnect the SharkBite push-fit fitting is with a SharkBite Disconnection Clip or SharkBite Disconnection Tongs. With the clip or tongs apply pressure ...


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Your toilet and washing machine standpipe probably empty into the same pipe. There should be a p-trap at the bottom of your washing machine standpipe that always holds water, sealing it so that sewer gases cannot enter the building through the standpipe. There should also be a vent pipe running upward from the washing machine waste pipe, just downstream ...



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