Hi everyone. I am replacing my outdoor spigot with a frost-free one. I need
to cut the 1/2 inch copper pipe to connect the frost-free spigot, and it is
in a tough to reach spot. I think I will be able to get it cut, but then
sweating it could be another story. Another user in this forum posted
recently that he used some sort of epoxy to put copper pipe together in lieu
of sweating, and it is going on 5 years that it has lasted. Anyone know
what this epoxy might be, he said he got it at Lowe's? Or any other ideas
in lieu of sweating? Thanks.
its going to be real funny when you rot your sill out.
Worst case attach some pex to the thing first then feed it in the hole, make
connection as soon as its feasible. Do yourself a favor and stay away from
I'd not trust epoxy for fittings. If it was so good, why are not plumbers
around the world using it on a regular basis? So what if it lasted 5 years,
how about year 6 or 7? What if it goes while you are away on vacation? I'd
want to see a lot of research and proven facts before I'd use it.
I'd figure a way to sweat it or cut in a different place.
The plastic compression fitting is all in one bag. If not in a small
plastic bag, then it will be all together as one unit. YOu can get them at
Lowes or Home Depot. If you have ever seen the compression unions that
copper tubing is joined with , it is the same idea just plastic and will
hold for many years. I used some of them in my house that had copper pipe
and as it was an older house, the pipe developed pin hole leaks. Even
joined some plastic pipe to the copper pipe.
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