Leaky wet pipe


Postby cuteboxerdog » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:22 pm

Hi - Please can you give me any advice. There is a drippy leak in my outside toilet - clean water. I can't turn the water off as it is in the road and I want to see if I can cure it first.

Is there anything on the market that I can buy to cure the leak? of course the pipe is wet with the drip so it would need to be a strong sealant. Thanks
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Postby thedoctor » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:10 pm

Need to know where the leak is coming from. Pipe going in or pipes coming out ?
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Postby cuteboxerdog » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:04 pm

The pipe carries clean water from outside going into the sistern Thanks
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:58 am

This should ne a nut on the end of the copper pipe which turns onto a metal or plastic thread to connect to the cistern. Turn the water off, undo the nut, if there is a washer in there, replace it and wrap some PTFE tape around the thread. See the project on copper compression joints to find out about PTFE tape.
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