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Repair Advice for Burst 5mm Pipe on Mixer Tap

Postby Ben-JackOfAllTrades? » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi All (first post - please be kind!)

I'm not a plumber. Recently fit a mixer tap which has sprung a tiny leak from one of the water inlets where I've connected from the mains to the tap.
The pipe is no wider than 5 or 6 mil. and the burst is tiny it just obviously sprays out tons of water when under pressure.

I know that I should just take it off and send it back but it was a t*#t to get on and I would be happy to repair and have done.

I will add a photo later to help. Construction is of a gold finish to the pipes so possibly brass?

Will solder hold suitably?
Space is limited and I won't be splicing a new section in or anything of that complexity.

Any advice on the best fix would be appreciated. Thanks
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