A leak can occur at any time and be characterized by a fairly powerful liquid jet. If it is not repaired as soon as possible, it can cause quite significant damage. To avoid these expenses, which can sometimes be very high, it is necessary to know how to quickly stop the leak. How to proceed ?
Use the “STOPKIT” system
It is one of the first emergency alternatives that exist to plug the breaches. It is possible to use it temporarily or permanently. This light system is easy to install thanks to positioners and a device that allows centering.
It is very resistant to pressure and to different temperature fluctuations due to the fiber ribbons that compose it. These exert a circular pressure which will retain the contents of the conduits, thus preventing the leak.
Use GEB repair tape
This material is well known for quickly sealing leaks in garden hoses and various conduits. Its efficiency is even more remarkable on materials having the shape of a cylinder. Made of fiberglass, this tape helps seal leaks regardless of the material the container is made from.
Thus, whether it is wood, steel, copper or other, no leak of any kind can resist it. Very versatile, it can be used to stop leaks of both fluids and hydrocarbons.
Use sealant or anti-leak tape
Anti-leak sealant is a compound that is highly regarded in the plumbing world because it is known for its strength. It can be used regardless of the nature of the material that is leaking. Just put it on the spot.
The anti-leak tape is also a component which is extremely resistant to temperatures above 100 ° C. Like putty, it can be used on any type of material. In addition, its use can extend to adductions containing hydrocarbons.
Use butcher’s paste
This paste is obtained by mixing an equal amount of epoxy resin with a hardener. The mixture is left to stand for 15 minutes before being used on all kinds of rigid materials. In addition, it is very resistant.
It can in fact withstand high pressures and temperatures as well as humidity. After spreading it over the leaky area, it is recommended to use a hair dryer to dry it. Fire and any other hot spring are strongly discouraged.
2 solutions for plugging a pipe
There are two main solutions for plugging a duct.
This form of weld is generally more advisable for small pipe leaks. Steel is split and inserted between the different areas to be welded. It may happen that the breach from which the leak originates has a circumference of less than 1 mm. In this case, it is recommended to widen it first.
Welding with a torch
This form of welding is also used in the case of leaks due to small gaps. When soldering has to be done because of a crack in a copper pipe, a suitable term is used to present it: molten solder. On the other hand, the term capillary weld is used to refer to a weld that must be done when the leak comes from a fitting.
Determine the reason for the leak
There may be different reasons for the origin of a leak.
The leak is caused by a small hole
The origins of this breach can be varied. Indeed, the hole may appear due to the age of the tube.
The leak results from a crack in a copper pipe
When the copper pipe is fragile, a crack can appear in it and give way to a leak.
The leak is at the connection
At the fittings, leaks usually appear when a previous weld has been improperly made.