Forum Title: Leaking cap
I have a cap on the end of a pipe that is leaking. It is rusted and corroded which is what is causing the leak. When I go to replace the cap I know to turn the water off and turn on several faucets to drain the pipes. When I am removing the cap I will use a pipe wrench on the cap and another wrench on the copper fitting to make sure it doesn't twist off as well. Is there something else I should be aware of? I have a 5 gallon bucket there right now it's dripping into and to catch any access water once I start taking the cap off. Should I clean the threads before putting the new cap on? Would a wire brush be sufficient for that?
Category: Plumber Post By: JOYCE TURNER (Bryan, TX), 03/24/2016

Use heat and pull off the copper make adaptor. Sweat in a cap or a sillcock if you have use for acfaucet there.

- KENT HARMON (Bartlett, IL), 09/14/2017

Wire brush should be fine

- PATRICK RAMIREZ (Pembroke Pines, FL), 09/20/2017

When you replace the cap use a brass one.

- JENNIFER MILLER (Boynton Beach, FL), 10/03/2017

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