Video: How to fix a leaking pipe with a SylWrap Pipe Repair Kit

About this Pipe Repair Video

The pipe being repaired was made from steel. A large split was cut into it for the purpose of the demonstration. To showcase the pressure resistance of a SylWrap Pipe Repair Kit to the water company, pressure was set at 6 bar.

Wrap & Seal Pipe Burst Tape was used to seal the initial leak. Wrap & Seal is made from self-fusing silicone and stretches by three times its length.

When wrapped around a leaking pipe, it forms a solid rubber band over the leak area, creating a high-pressure repair.

The initial repair was then overwrapped with a SylWrap Pipe Repair Bandage. SylWrap is a composite fibreglass repair wrap with a water-activated resin.

It is applied to the pipe to provide a rock-hard, impact resistant layer, reinforcing the repair through a protective shell.

Only one Wrap & Seal was used for this repair, but additional tapes could have increased the pressure resistance up to 30bar. To determine how many tapes are needed for a specific application, please input your data to the Wrap & Seal Repair Calculator to formulate the optimum repair.

This type of live leak repair using Wrap & Seal and SylWrap Bandage is also effective on pipes made of copper, PVC plastics, stainless steel, malleable iron, GRP, ceramic, clay, concrete, lead, and rubber.

Repairs can be made to leaking pipes in domestic settings, such as kitchen and bathroom pipes, as well as major pipelines involved in infrastructure and industry.

Both Wrap & Seal and SylWrap HD have WRAS approval, meaning that they can be used safely on pipes carrying drinking water. Repairs are temperature resistant to120ÂșC and effective on pipes carrying hot and cold water and chemicals.

No training is required to make a SylWrap live leak repair; simply follow the instructions provided with the product.

Kits to Make This Repair

SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit
Contains Superfast Epoxy Putty, Wrap & Seal and SylWrap Bandage for making a permanent live leak repair

The SylWrap Contractor Case contains everything needed to fix a leaking pipe in under 30 minutes

SylWrap Pipe Repair Contractor Case
Easy-to-store, robust red case with enough SylWrap Pipe Repair products to make up to six permanent live leak repairs

If you have an application you would like to enquire about, then please get in touch

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