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Old 04-16-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Has anyone tried these products? Do they work? Where can they be bought in town? Home Depot didn't have them. I tried using an epoxy putty and it didn't work.
I have a slight leak in my copper hot water pipe that's attached to my water heater. I'm trying to avoid cutting/soldering/torch a new copper fitting.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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You should be able to shut off the water, drain it out a bit, dry it, and solder for about the same cost. a cheap torch is about 5-8 bucks. Just dont set your house on fire. You shouldnt have to go and put in all new lines unless it is heavily damaged. I know lowes has what you are looking for. They are usually 2 part sticks that you mash together for a while but usually require everything be dry. your other bet mught be a marine supply store. They sell stuff for boats to seal leaks even when wet.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I have tried everything the past and nothing worked permanently (short of soldering or replacing the pipe). The closest I found is I guess what you would call a pipe clamp. Lowe's and Home Depot sell one that looks very much like the picture in the link below, but it uses one screw instead of two and is made for standard household water lines (3/8" I believe). Like I said, it is not permanent. I got a year out of it (mine was on one of the lines to the tub faucet).

http://www.precisionmeters.co.za/images/clamp_1.jpg
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Has anyone tried these products?
I've seen others try.
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Do they work?
Not from what I've seen.
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Where can they be bought in town?
*shrugs*
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Home Depot didn't have them. I tried using an epoxy putty and it didn't work.
I have a slight leak in my copper hot water pipe that's attached to my water heater. I'm trying to avoid cutting/soldering/torch a new copper fitting.
Sorry - if you want to do it once you'll have to do it right. That means doing what you're trying to avoid.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Has anyone tried these products? Do they work? Where can they be bought in town? Home Depot didn't have them. I tried using an epoxy putty and it didn't work.
I have a slight leak in my copper hot water pipe that's attached to my water heater. I'm trying to avoid cutting/soldering/torch a new copper fitting.

I did it with an Aquarium Sealant 10+ years ago and no leak so far

Walmart, Pet Store cost ~$5
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I ended up soldering. If you have a radiator leak, try this stuff. It has worked for me so far.

Bar's Leaks Liquid Aluminum Stop Leak
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Thanks for the responses. I ended up soldering. If you have a radiator leak, try this stuff. It has worked for me so far.

Bar's Leaks Liquid Aluminum Stop Leak
while i have used bars as well, its only a temp solution, as in a temp solution to get you home. i DO NOT recommend driving on this stuff if you have a really noticeable leak. if its a drip-leak, yeah you could probably get away with it, but this is just a fancy band-aid.

dont be cheap. replace the failing part in your car, because it will eventually lead to a busted radiator or worse.
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