Learning how to fix leaky copper pipes is super important if you're a
homeowner...you'll save a boat load of money.
AND: you won't panic when it happens the second time.
Water was leaking from the bathroom onto the second floor.
The first step is to find the section of drywall where the leak is coming from.
Push up on ceiling drywall until you find a soft spot. Then poke a hole in it
using a drywall saw. Be prepared for water to drip out of the hole.
Then cut a small hole in the drywall to identify the exact pipe leak. Once you do that, turn the water off and cut the old pipe from the wall or ceiling.
AutoCut pipe cutter was used for cutting the copper pipe.
In this tutorial video above you'll learn how to use sharkBite couplings to attach the new section of copper pipe. These help you fix leaky copper pipes without soldering.
If you replace the pipe with another section of copper here are some tips
-choose Type L copper
-debur the copper
-smooth the copper ends with emery cloth
If you replace the pipe with PEX just cut the ends and make them square.
The beauty of using SharkBites is that they simple push onto copper, PEX, or PVC