Whilst driving a nail in, I nicked a copper water pipe (3/4" L) on the
backswing with the top of the hammer. It left a little bright mark against
the thoroughly tarnished pipe. Knowing where it is, I can just barely feel
a little crease.
I am telling myself that most pipe is damaged worse than this just in normal
tranportation and installation, but there is that nagging prescience of
If it does fail, would it be a drip or a burst? I am not worried about a
drip, as it is in plain view and I would notice it pretty quickly.
Ah, there are days (perhaps months?) I should stay away from tools.
Why is the cold water pipe so tarnished, while the hot water pipe right next
to it is still bright? I would have expected the opposite.