Copper Water Pipes Touching Problem

Copper water pipes touching can be a big problem and can easily be fixed by separating them with a small piece of rubber or electrical tape.

It doesn't look bad in the picture above, but something like this could easily create a water leak in one of the copper pipes. The copper tubing produces its own positive and negative electrical elements.

When the pipes touched each other, small amounts of electricity travel from one pipe to the other, over time producing corrosion. Corrosion of course leads to a hole in the pipe, often producing a water leak and water damage.

Home Repair Tip: This is probably going to be one of the cheapest home repairs anyone can make. Simply separate the pipes with a piece of rubber or electrical tape.

Whatever you do, don't use another piece of metal to separate the copper pipes.