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How should I properly repair a plumbing leak?

Views: 2     Author: pqwt     Publish Time: 2022-12-28      Origin: PQWT

What should I do if a water pipe is leaking? Can I fix it with tape? The truth is that when we see a plumbing leak in our home, we need to fix the plumbing leak depending on the type of pipe connection. So my advice is that duct tape is only a temporary method, but definitely not the right way to fix a leaking water pipe. We can't wrap it with tape and leave it alone because after a while, it will still leak. Therefore, today we will answer you about the different plumbing materials.

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How to find a plumbing leak

In general, the basic detection method is, use a pipe leak detector, connect the main unit, headphones, and sensors. Turn on the switch, wear the pipe leak detector headset, place the sensor on the road above the pipe line, place it step by step according to the length of the pace, and listen to it step by step, the closer to the leak, the stronger the signal, the farther away from the leak the weaker the signal, by comparing the signal strength between different points to achieve the purpose of detecting the leak. Therefore, we use the pipeline leak detector, a single point in the leak signal is not meaningful, to repeatedly compare multiple points, compare the sound vibration of the larger place is the leak, of course, we have to consider many other additional factors, such as the direction of the leak breakage mouth, because the pipe is round, if the side of the leak, the larger point may instead be on the side of the road above the pipe, rather than Being above the pipeline road, so the location of the pipeline to know, in addition to the tee, bend, water pressure, burial depth, buried layer, etc. will have an impact on the detection to take these into account.

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A PVC drainage pipe leakage

PVC water pipe leaks, which is more common in our kitchen or bathroom. For example, the location of the connection of the sewer drainage branch in the bathroom may leak due to external forces or improper installation. This is because PVC pipes are connected by gluing and then socketing. After we understand this feature, we will be able to follow the following methods to fix plumbing leaks.

Treatment steps

Find out where the PVC drain is leaking, such as where the pipe is connected, and then check the real cause of the leak. If the leak is caused by unbonded pipes and sockets that are not in place, the leak can be repaired by bonding. If the pipe or fitting is found to be damaged, the original pipe is usually cut using a hacksaw and replaced with a new fitting. This time, it is necessary to apply glue to the water pipe and then install the pipe and fittings.

Second, PPR water supply pipes or heating pipes leak

For PPR pipes, they are also used frequently in the general household, for example, water pipes and circulating water pipes within the home are PPR pipes. If you have a water heater, the connection pipe of the water heater is almost always a PPR pipe, which is also a plastic pipe, and this kind of water pipe is also characterized by thermal fusion to connect, that is, the water pipe is first fused by a special thermal fusion machine, and then connected. Therefore, when a water leak is found in a PPR pipe, the following methods should be taken to deal with it.

Treatment steps

To find out where the PPR pipe is leaking, find out the real cause of the water pipe leak. For example, common joint heat capacity cracking or pipe rupture, then use PPR special cutting equipment to cut between damaged parts and prepare suitable pipes and fittings. Clean the original pipe or fittings, prepare the hot fusion machine, and you can start hot fusion. The hot fusion pipe and fittings will snap together, thus completing the hot fusion water pipe leak repair work for PPR pipes.