Sealing leaking pipes

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  1. Zookeeper

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    It seems many people have problems with PVC pipes not sealing ,so I thought it might help to show how I sealed a fitting using epoxy putty.
     
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    There are many brands to choose from but I like AquaMend because it sets nice and fast even under water.I fixed this leak with out even switching off the pump.
     
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    yeah tried that before,but with pratley putty.switched the pumps on after 3 hours and it worked well.how long does this suff take to dry zookeeper?
     
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    I will check the instructions ,but it must be around 20 min.It`s way more sticky than Pratley`s so it`s much easier to work with.
     
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    ive even sealed a crack on my sump with that stuff as well as used it of frags etc no probs , works magic !!!!
     
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    can't find that
     
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    when i offered u this stuff when u were looking for stuff to glue your rocks , u declined , dnt say i didnt offer lol lol , trying to get some more , u want sims??
     
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    Yip but when I'm back from holiday!
     
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    Thanks Zookeeper, great quick fix idea.
     
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    Zookeeper, how about a thread on "how to fix pipes properly in the first place;)
     
  12. calvin

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    thats a great idea zookeeper! iv also used epoxy when pvc weld doesnt do the job
     
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    I feel that PVC weld only fails because of poor preparation of the joint.Allways clean both surfaces befor applying the PVC weld.I will take some pics to night.
     
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    I only asked because i reckon you would do a better job with pictures than me without (uploader difficulties my end)
    Cheers ZK
     
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    check it out, gotta get me some of this stuff NOW!
     
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