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  • Bent outdoor water pipe/tap.

    So,

    in short, someone not so bright decided to step on the tap and bent it, it looks a little rusty with all the recent rain so think bending it back could crack it in spots where its bent.
    i am quite good with DIY jobs.
    Any suggestions on what the best option to fix this is?



    thank you for useful input as always : )
    Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth!!
    Turning the taps off when you brush your teeth, can save up to 5 liters a minute!

  • #2
    http://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range...brass-fittings

    go to Bunnings and buy an olive style crimp joiner as in above link, cut pipe with hacksaw, clean with a file, scrape paint off pipe, fit fitting, do up with a spanner. You will have to buy another fitting for tap. Drill new holes into brick work.

    If you want to get back to original holes buy a 1mtr length of pipe and cut pipe to length, cut down under earth so you don't see the join.


    or get a plumber.
    Last edited by Mickwoo; 07-05-2016, 04:37 PM.

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    • #3
      best option is a plumber.

      if you're a real tightarse, head to bunnings and get a few conetight fittings and cut off just below the kink.
      or if you're not so tightarse, you could buy a blowtorch and some silver solder, some fittings etc etc
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      • #4
        You should be able to straighten it, the copper pipe won't be perfect but should flow fine, and it's copper, the paint has flaked off and showing tarnished copper, not rust

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        • #5
          Tip, if you keep bending it, it will crack, but should bend back ok.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Johnno View Post
            You should be able to straighten it, the copper pipe won't be perfect but should flow fine, and it's copper, the paint has flaked off and showing tarnished copper, not rust

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            If you have any sort of heat torch to soften the pipe it will help as well
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            Originally posted by Phildo
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            • #7
              Unless the end is perfectly round and level, conetight fittings will leak.
              Last edited by TROUBLE; 07-05-2016, 05:17 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Para045 View Post
                If you have any sort of heat torch to soften the pipe it will help as well
                Won't heat it enough to anneal it with water in the line, and with it being one of the lowest taps on the house it will be hard to get the water out.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Johnno View Post
                  Won't heat it enough to anneal it with water in the line,
                  Not trying to anneal it as such, but any heat will help make the copper pipe softer and help it bend and less likely to crack
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                  Originally posted by Phildo
                  Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
                  Originally posted by filbert
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                  • #10
                    If you try and straighten it "cold" or hot use the rounded part of these to gently squeeze and shape the pipe as you bend it.


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                    • #11
                      Map gas will be needed for silver solder. As chew states a bit of reshaping as its gently bent back. That second bend will be no problem the first looks a bit tight. The burning question is...who did it?...Oh and good luck...best get someone near the main tap just in case.
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                      • #12
                        You got one over these? Very handy for all manner of automotive wiring jobs and, believe it or not, you can join copper pipe using the pre-soldered fittings.

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                        • #13
                          seriously, the qualities of manhood seems to have developed an inverse relationship with the number of hipster beards
                          1. go to fucking bunnings
                          2. buy some stuff
                          3. apply stuff
                          4. if it pisses water all over the joint, restart from 1.

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                          • #14
                            Plumber.

                            Waste money trying to fix it then eventually call a plumber anyway.



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                            • #15
                              Until you have the problem again... if you learnt this time, you'll know next. If you called the plumber, you will next time too.
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