How Do You Repair Hole Drilled Into A Household Water Line?

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While drilling a hole for a medicine cabinet I was recently hanging, I made perfect hole directly in the PEX water supply line. Naturally, the resulting water cannon spraying through the hole and into my eyes left me a bit stunned. Once I recovered my senses, I realized I needed to fix this mess in order to return water supply to my family. Our children, both under the age of three, don't understand they can't have a drink or bath because daddy is an idiot! I had to learn on the fly and in this article I will share what I learned. Step 1 jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4751937/watermain_Full.jpg'); }); Shut Off Valves Stop the water flow. Shut the water off. If you have a valve above the leak location - turn it off. If this is not possible, cut the water off at the main line. This should be where the water enters your home either on the main level or in the basement. In newer ... more
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