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    Default Help newbie with plumbing leak please

    Plumbing leak Plumbing leak - Album on Imgur

    I haven't done much plumbing but I think I can handle this

    I'll point out in case you don't know this pipe is of an old recalled type a plumber once told me, this grey type. But I'm not doing that til the $ situation is better. I just need to fix this and take a shower.

    In the pics you can faintly see the spray from the leak. I also showed included a pic of these little sliver fish I believe they're called. I've got a lot of these guys. Any opinions on them? When the water goes away will they too? Anyway...

    So please tell me it should be easy enough. I imagine I could follow the example below where the pipe is joined the the other. Just fishing for good info on this before I put my situation in the hands of a home depot employee of questionable qualifications. Thanks!

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    A quick easy temporary fix.
    A piece of rubber and a hose clamp. Wrap the rubber over the hole and put a hose clamp on top to clamp it.
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    Pex shark bite fitting Pex shark bite fitting - Album on Imgur

    already cut it oops. Can I make this work if I sand down the perimeter as it's not really fitting or won't this work? It's a pex fitting but my pipe is of this old kind. I just know that it's 3/4" so I thought I'd give it a try. Or how can I join a section of pex to this older pipe if possible? Or should I try one of those nipple ended brass fittings that use separate rings you crimp on each end that is actually used in my pipes as you can see in my pic above? Those require a special crimp tool and they have a smaller inner diameter which IDK if is bad or not. Will that affect water pressure in a bad way? Shouldn't be too much smaller.. Idk.

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    If you cut it then you need to find the fitting that matches that piping.
    Sanding the outside likely will leak. The surface won't be smooth enough for a good seal.
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    Hmm, thanks. Probably shouldn't have cut it. No magic tape you can wrap around it lol?

    I'll hunt around for ideas and hopefully will be able to figure something to suffice but I'll have to be lucky as this type of pipe was phased out. If only I knew a plumber...

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