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Question DetailsAsked on 9/17/2016

Small pin hole in my copper water line how much does it cost to repair

I have a small pin hole in my copper water pipe in the basement it's exposed so nothing else has to be go to know how much does it cost to repair

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Assuming it is a local corrosion point, not indicative of severe corrosion throughout your lines, minimum service charge of typically about $75-150 by a plumber (but up to as much as $300 in a very few very extreme high labor cost urban areas) plus probably $10 or so materials. Handyman, if you trust one to do plumbing work, about half that.

My recommendation - if replacing metal line and after he cuts into it he finds it is corroded fairly good inside, is to have him replace (and mark date with felt tip marker) all the line and fittings immediately on both sides of that leak which he can readily access - commonly about 3-10 lineal feet - so you get as much of the corroded line out of service as possible. The extra $20-30 or so in materials and minimal or no additional labor cost is well worth it - and generally it takes basically no more time to change out a couple of more fittings and a length of pipe than it takes to cut the pipe and put a coupling in it, so might as well get what you can easily have replaced while he is there anyway.

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