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How to use pipe leak tape?

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You can use different types of tape to solve different pipeline leakage problems. For example, pipe thread seal tape, pipe thread sealant tape, pipe fitting tape, etc. Adhesive tape has surprisingly wide applications in pipes. In fact, professional plumbers may have been using tape effectively. Below we will introduce how to use pipeline leakage tape. 



What is pipe leakproof tape

Two types of tape are commonly used in leaking pipe repairs: pipe thread tape and silicone tape. Both are usually available in hardware stores and have different applications:


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Pipe thread tape

You might refer to pipe thread tape as "thread sealing tape", "PTFE tape", "Teflon tape" or "plumber tape". It is used to help form a watertight seal between plumbing joints and lubricate the connections between joints, making threading smoother and easier to disassemble.


Silicone tape

Silicone tape is also called "self-fusion tape", and unlike other tapes, it does not actually stick to the pipe. Silicone tape can be wrapped around leaks in the pipeline to form a reliable, durable and waterproof temporary seal.



How to use water pipe leakproof tape

To use pipe threaded tape to repair leaking joints, you will use it to replace worn seals between joints. To do this, you must disconnect the connection itself and then wrap tape around the pipe threads. First, turn off the water. Then, unscrew the leaking pipe joint. Please note which method must be used to tighten the pipe and unscrew it from the joint.


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Next, remove the worn seal ring and start applying pipe thread tape. Wrap the tape on the threads in the direction opposite to the direction of screwing back into the pipe. Starting with the second thread at the bottom, wrap the tape four to six times. Make sure that the tape fits tightly to the threads. After winding the end of the pipe, screw the pipe back into the joint and test for leaks.


Find the leak, and when you are completely sure where the leak is, turn off the water source. Dry the pipe area around the leak as much as possible, and then start to wrap it with tape. Wrap the tape as tightly as possible and overlap it several times. Give yourself some leeway by wrapping tape around the area around the spill. Make sure that the seal you want to create is as tight and close to the pipe as possible for best results.


Overall, the pipeline leak belt is a surprisingly legal and useful solution to many pipeline problems. In fact, replacing the joint seal with duct tape is a great, simple DIY project. Have you learned how to use ptfe tape? Follow us to learn more about ptfe sealing tape and ptfe film.