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cracked copper pipe
Topic: cracked copper pipe
Posted: 24-May-1996 at 12:14am
I have a copper hot water pipe encased in the foundation of a home that cracked during the earthquake. I have removed a two foot section of the concrete and repaired the crack by using els with the repair floating above the original pipe. If I don't anker down the repaired section, is it possible that I may cause a water hammer and burst the repair either at the els.
Do you know the answer? If yes, please let me know so that
I can forward it.
|Posted: 28-May-1996 at 12:31am|
The earthquake I hope did not do too much damage
to your property or person.Bye the way in which
country do you live?
Getting on to your question on the repairs that
you have done or are going to do.
The method proposed sounds reasonable but can I
suggest that you get a plumber and ask them to
replace with wider radius copper bends,silver
brazed to join onto the existing copper.
The pipe and bends rreally should be laid in line
as apposed to riding on top off as this former way
may at some time cause an air lock to occur.
Fill the space around itr with sand and concrete
the last bit of the hole.
Let me know if this makes sense to you.
|Posted: 24-Feb-1998 at 9:34pm|
I am a poured wall contractor who regularly places
the hot water pipes in the footing in the manner described.
I recently had a plumber tell me that the concrete could
eat away at the copper pipe over time. He said he had seen
this happen. I find this highly unlikely given the low
reactivity of copper and inertness of concrete after it has
cured. Please clear this up for me. Thank-you.
TMT Poured Walls
Swartz Creek, MI
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