leaking lead water pipe - u.k


Postby freckles » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:58 pm

I have an old lead pipe sticking up out of the ground about 30cms in my outhouse, which is no longer connected to anything. At some point in the past, someone has bent the end over & hammered it shut to stop the water flow. However, it has now started to leak again, from one of creases (think it must have frozen in the bad weather and expanded when it thawed). I tryed hammering it a little but it didnt work & am scared of doing more damage. I've got it down to a drip every minute & have a bowl underneath but need to fix it as it backs onto my kitchen where the wall is already damaged from water ingress over the yrs (this problem was missed by the survey when I bought the house).
What would the best (and cheapest) way to deal with this? Could I cap the lead pipe off? Could I get the water board to shut off the supply to it from the street? I'd appreciate some advice...
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Postby htg engineer » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:44 pm

If you can get water off and make a clean cut you can buy leadlock fittings

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/90/p4767590_l.jpg

This is for connecting onto - not blanking off.

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