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    a week ago, my worker accidentally drop a coco lumber from the roof deck to my water inlet pvc pipe on the ground floor. it hit the pipe right at one of the connection of the pipe. as such, it sprung a leak. the leak was not that big but because of the water pressure, it was really squirting water out at a high rate. temporary solution, use a rubber tubing and wrap it around the pvc pipe to minimize the leak ... it was still leaking a little but it's an eye sore whenever i see that damm rubber tubing :-) he he he ...

    replacing the pvc pipe is out of the question as it's tidious work. the pvc pipe was glued together using pvc solvent and the leak was in one of the pipes in the middle ...

    went to a DIY shop in Gaisano Mall yesterday to buy "vulcaseal" which was what my worker's recommended to me. while talking to the salesperson about my problem (a very young guy, most likely just starting to work :-)), he said the vulcaseal will work but it's messy to work with. he then suggested that i try to use this ... Cord Plumber's Putty ... he said it's not messy to work with and it's much better than vulcaseal, typical salesman talk :-) he he he ... he said, all you do is combine Part A and Part B mix (mash) them together and wrap it around the pipe with the leak and that's it ... he also said that i can apply it directly on the leaking pipe even with water coming out (hard for me to believe as the water pressure will not allow for a good bond) ... at 99 pesos for the smallest size, i guess there's no harm in trying it. what made me buy it was what he said that it's not messy to work with ...

    last night, i told my wife and kids that i'll be shutting down the water to the house at 9pm to repair the leak. i then shut off the main valve from the pressure tank and then open the faucet outside the house to remove all the water and the pressure from the pvc pipe.
    1. remove the rubber tubing from the leak ... wipe the pipe to remove any water ... use a sandpaper to make the surface rough for a good bond ...
    2. mix equal parts of A and B (i only use 1/2 of the material for a 3/4" pipe) and mash it together ... it's really like clay and it's not messy as it does not stick to your skin ... once it's completly mix, you only see one color (dark gray), mold it into a long flat putty and then wrap and press it around the area of the leak ... then press/shape the putty to ensure a good bond with the pvc pipe ... that's how simply it was ... only took me about 15 minutes to do it :-) ...
    3. the instruction on the product said 2 hours but i let it dry overnight just to be sure ... this morning, i just turn on the main valve again and problem solve, no more leak ... the putty was hard as rock and it's not an eye sore compared to a rubber tubing wrap around the pvc pipe :-) he he he ... cheers

    Boo!

  • #2
    agree with this sir boo. I tried using Cord plumber's putty myself when i had a lot of trouble installing a sink p-trap. I just couldnt stop water leaking from the sink drain to p-trap connection, so what i did was applied such product around the area... problem solved

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    • #3
      i bought another one last week and just keep it at home for emergency, it has a long expiry date ... cheers

      Boo!

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      • #4
        Can I use Cord Plumber's Epoxy on a small hairline crack on the side of our metal bidet faucet? Walang kwenta yung bidet faucet ng Wassermann, substandard pala o baka lemon yung nakuha ko, wala pang isang taon may leak agad sa tabi. I dont want to replace it yet because I am hoping that Cord Plumbers.Epoxy can repair that hairline crack on the metal faucet valve of our bidet. Salamat po sa lahat.

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        • Boo-Semi-Retired
          Boo-Semi-Retired commented
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          yes, you can. just make sure to roughen the area to be applied with a sandpaper and make sure to turn-off the water pressure to the bidet during the curing process ... cheers

          Boo!

      • #5
        Anyone care to post a pic? Been looking for this but can't find any.

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        here is the photo ... cheers

        Boo!

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        • #7
          Sorry Sir Boo. have to ask na where you bought this kasi wala talaga akong makita. salamat po!

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          • Boo-Semi-Retired
            Boo-Semi-Retired commented
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            i bought it at the hardware section of Gaisano Dept Store at Koronadal (South Cotobato) ... i suggest that you call/email CordChem (contact info in their website) and ask them the retail/hardware store near your place that has this product ... cheers

            Boo!

        • #8
          Never used this but further in future while doing leak detection if any leak have been seen i will surely use it.

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          • #9
            If anything like this happen, you should definitely take a look at www.ultimateplumbinginc.com - last time i had a accident with kitchen sink they've saved the day and did it perfectly. I did appreciate how the guys work - quick and professional. Prices are reasonable as well, so it's really a great service.
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