How to stop a water leak using pipe squeezing kit
If you are thinking of stoping a water leak using a pipe squeezing kit rather than calling out an emergency plumber then this is what you have to do, include other information also.
- About Pipe Squeezing kit
- What does a Pipe Squeezing Kit do?
- How do I use the pipe squeezing kit to stop the water leak?
- Once I have fixed a leak using the MDPE Pipe squeezing kit, can I still use the water once the leak has been fixed?
- Where can I find a pipe squeezing kit?
- How much should I expect to pay for a squeezing kit?
- What sizes do the pipe squeezing kits come in?
About Pipe Squeezing kit
The pipe squeezing kit is made to squeeze plastic pipe without splitting it but the only warning about this is, you can only use the pipe squeezing kit on MDPE.
What does a Pipe Squeezing Kit do?
The MDPE pipe squeezing kit squashes the pipe so tight that it stops the flow of water going through it.
How do I use the pipe squeezing kit to stop the water leak?
To stop the water from going through the MDPE, all you need to do is place the pipe between the two round bars by un-doing one bar and putting the tool back together. Once in place then tighten the squeezy kit clockwise until the water stops coming out. If you closing off 30mm pipe then you should be left with about 2mm in tightening.
Once I have fixed a leak using the MDPE Pipe squeezing kit, can I still use the water once the leak has been fixed?
Once the water leak is fixed and your in no need for an emergency plumber, the kit that is used to stop the water leak can then be disconnect by undoing anti-clockwise. Well undo-ing the pipe squeezing kit you will see a couple of marks on the MDPE. The marks are nothing to worry about and is part of the job. The pipe will not be to original shape due to the stress it has been under in stoping the water leak. As shown in the picture the pipe is estimated to be open about 70%. This will be the equivalent to a 22mm pipe if using 30mm MDPE which is normally ok for a normal home. If you feel that this is causing a problem then the only advice would be is too change the pipe for new which means you must find a way to turn off the mains water supply well doing the work.
Where can I find a pipe squeezing kit?
The best answer to finding where to buy a pipe squeezing kit would be, online search.
How much should I expect to pay for a squeezing kit?
To buy a pipe squeezing kit you should expect to pay between £20 and £40 but at the same time, it is good to buy a kit that can squash up to 42mm
What sizes do the pipe squeezing kits come in?
If you require a domestic pipe squeezing kit then you can use the standard 0 to 45mm kit but if you require a commercial pipe squeezing kit then they do come in bigger sizes but please be aware of the inconvenience in the space it takes up and the cost of the item also as you can pay about £200 and sometimes more.