I'm not a plumber, but I have a plumbing problem.
I have a bathroom faucet with a copper rolled pipe... I do not know
what to call it, it is probably from 50s or 60s. It runs from the sink
knob to the hot water valve and it's covered in green mold(?) on the
outside of it, but looks like shiny copper when that crud gets wiped
Where it connects to the valve, there appears to be a brass connector,
with a brass washer(?) that has some green stuff (putty?) around that
It's definitely some kind of green mold covering the outside of the
copper pipe, but the lighter green stuff on the washer looks like some
kind of hardened putty.
It leaks where it connects to the hot water valve. Not from the valve
itself, but from the hose.
Went to Home Depot and they wanted to sell a new hose. Is this the
proper way to handle these old copper pipes? I already disconnected
the connection to the hot water valve (the hot water feed where the hot
water comes from).
The guys at Home Depot suggested that there's a washer there. I asked
them if it's a rubber washer or other. They said you replace the washer
by replacing the hose. And I don't see a washer (at least nothing rubber).
I see a brass fitting that spins, that appears to have some sort of putty
Thanks for any suggestions.