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Sump Pipe Work

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by dean, May 23, 2018.

  1. dean

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    has any one used solvent cement to help fix a leeking pipe on there tank and is it any good or should I use some thing else.
     
  2. jim_fitz

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    do you mean to bond the pipework ?
     
  3. dean

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    What I’m thinking is that my return pipe leeks so I’m thinking of using solvent cement to seal the pipe so it dozes not leek
     
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    not sure of its ability to seal on its own
    might want to glue something over the leak x
     
  5. mgb2010

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    No, unfortunately solvent cement will not seal a leak. It works by melting two contacting plastic surfaces and welding them together. Is isn’t a filler.

    A small hole could be drilled out and a plastic bullet glued in; much like fixing a car tyre.

    If the leak is at a joint then the only surefire way to seal it is to remake the joint.
     
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