If one were to nick the hot water copper pipe with a hand saw while removing the surrounding stud, and it does not leak now, does that mean forever no leak?
pipe repair band? Hadn't seen one of those before. Google search found a 1/2" x 3" stainless steel band with a neoprene liner and tightening bolt attached to it. Is this what you're talking about?
I suppose the neoprene sleeve would support the nicked wall.
The best way to solve this is probably to cut on the nicked surface and couple right there with a soldered joint.
Is a nicked no leak pipe stronger than a coupled soldered pipe?
you can cut it if you so wish and put a sharkbite or coupling
in the line
One easy way is to
drain the pipes and simply put a patch of
solder over nick in the pipe
you can actually repair a frozen split copper pipe
bending it back together and soldering it shut....
so it is no big deal to just put a thick layer of solder
over the place you are worried about...