leaking lead water mains pipe problem

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by gamesburn@yahoo.co.uk, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Hi,
    my father's house has a leaking lead inlet water mains pipe. I cant see
    the break as it is covered by the pipe wall bracket, i imagine it is a
    crack. The pipe is dripping a drop once every 10 secs and is in the
    cellar/basement of my father's house.

    How would I do a temporary repair to stop the dripping until the lead
    piping system is replaced?

    Thanks for your help inadvance
    regards
    anthony
     
    , Nov 4, 2005
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  2. sPoNiX Guest

    On 4 Nov 2005 03:08:20 -0800, wrote:

    >Hi,
    >my father's house has a leaking lead inlet water mains pipe. I cant see
    >the break as it is covered by the pipe wall bracket, i imagine it is a
    >crack. The pipe is dripping a drop once every 10 secs and is in the
    >cellar/basement of my father's house.
    >
    >How would I do a temporary repair to stop the dripping until the lead
    >piping system is replaced?


    You can buy an epoxy based putty especially for this sort of
    situation.

    One such putty is Unibond Express repair, which must be applied to the
    crack when it is dry:
    http://www.unibond.co.uk/loctite/repairxpress.html

    Your loca DIY shed or car spares shop will likely stock it.

    If it's not possible to turn the water off and dry the crack then JB
    Waterweld is worth considering, as it cures under water:
    http://www.jbweld.co.uk/files/prodc.html#WATERWELD

    I'd imagine you can get Waterweld from a local chandlery shop as it's
    used to repair boats.

    sponix
     
    sPoNiX, Nov 4, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Thanks for the info sponix
     
    , Nov 8, 2005
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  4. Guest

    On 4 Nov 2005 03:08:20 -0800, wrote:

    >Hi,
    >my father's house has a leaking lead inlet water mains pipe. I cant see
    >the break as it is covered by the pipe wall bracket, i imagine it is a
    >crack. The pipe is dripping a drop once every 10 secs and is in the
    >cellar/basement of my father's house.
    >
    >How would I do a temporary repair to stop the dripping until the lead
    >piping system is replaced?
    >
    >Thanks for your help inadvance
    >regards
    >anthony


    Most hardware stores sell a red rubber in a pack with some cork and
    gasket material. They are about 6 inch squares, under $5.
    Cut a strip of the rubber and put a hose clamp (or two) around it.
    You will have to open and spread the clamp to get it around the pipe.

    Mark
     
    , Nov 9, 2005
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  5. On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 00:09:43 -0600, wrote:

    | On 4 Nov 2005 03:08:20 -0800, wrote:
    |
    | >Hi,
    | >my father's house has a leaking lead inlet water mains pipe. I cant see
    | >the break as it is covered by the pipe wall bracket, i imagine it is a
    | >crack. The pipe is dripping a drop once every 10 secs and is in the
    | >cellar/basement of my father's house.
    | >
    | >How would I do a temporary repair to stop the dripping until the lead
    | >piping system is replaced?
    | >
    | >Thanks for your help inadvance
    | >regards
    | >anthony
    |
    | Most hardware stores sell a red rubber in a pack with some cork and
    | gasket material. They are about 6 inch squares, under $5.
    | Cut a strip of the rubber and put a hose clamp (or two) around it.
    | You will have to open and spread the clamp to get it around the pipe.

    Not so! Hardware stores are very rare in the UK, they hardly exist in
    towns. In my <mumble> years I have never seen what you describe.
    --
    Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk>
    "Intelligent Design?" my knees say *not*.
    "Intelligent Design?" my back says *not*.
    More like "Incompetent design"
     
    Dave Fawthrop, Nov 9, 2005
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