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boothbay

07:46PM | 06/22/11
Member Since: 11/24/01
19 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Called a plumber for a leaky water pipe in basement. He found a hole he said, like someone must of drilled into it. Well it wasn't me ..maybe a previous owner. Anyhow he said he can either replace the pipe or epoxy it. He said lets do the epoxy first and if for whatever reason i still have a problem than he would replace the pipe. About a year or so ago he epoxyed my toilet cast iron drain and it is still holding up. Can someone tell me what is this epoxy thing? I've heard of it...but its seems to do the job and maybe i can do it on my old home if and when it happens again. Is this that mighty putty that was a craze awhile back by that guy from Aussie land, who passed away?

Allison1888

12:26AM | 07/04/11
Member Since: 03/24/08
62 lifetime posts
It's a way of filling the hole and deferring the bigger fix. Glad it worked for you...anything you can do to stretch out the bigger fixes is great!

Sylvan

10:26PM | 12/17/11
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
If the "plumber" used epoxy then why not just go to a decent plumbing supply and buy some yourself?

I must admit when I attended my 5 year, 10,000 Hr and 744 hr class room apprenticeship we never had "epoxy 101 training

We soldered, lead wiped ,welded ,brazed, replaced defects in piping systems...

I wonder how much epoxy would be needed for this repair?
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BV001291

08:06AM | 06/12/13
I am with heavvy77 you suck dude. That was all wrong with the torch and where is your pipe remaer? There is no way you were trained as a union plumber or pipe fitter and no one uses bread anymore. I am with pecas56213 use a freakin jet sweat you retard. Transmission fluid WTF? transmission fluid is just that for transmissions. Tony please get certified in PEX and leave the copper to real plumbers. -9Was this answer helpful?
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