Question by  Abby95 (118)

How do I fix a leak on a pressurized pipe?


Answer by  waskasoo (471)

Usually the best fix on a pressurized pipe is accomplished by relieving the pressure, fixing the problem, then pressuring the the system. If that is not possible, there may be some patch kits involving sleeves or wraps that can be installed in the problem area but these are usually only temporary fixes.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Always start by turning off the water at the main valve. Then to relieve the pressure, open the faucets on the water line. This will drain the pipe. You also want to bleed any valves located below the leak. Then repair the leak by clamping of replacing the pipesection. I call a plumber!


Answer by  Brad50 (128)

You will most likely have to replace the pipe in question. The problem with patching a pressurized pipe is that it will eventually fail again at the patch.


Answer by  martine (860)

Your best bet would be to first turn off the water to the pipe. Then fix the leak with either replacing the pipe or with some type of bonding agent.


Answer by  hemantc (169)

To fix a leak on a pressurized pipe tapes and epoxy kits are used.A very light PVC glue might be used.Try the silicion as a super easy method.But before applying silicon make the area dry enough.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

Leakage in a pressurized pipe can be plugged with the help of a plastic tape (say tape available with the electricians to cover the wires) fixed on the leakage point.

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