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Pipe repair tool. Has any one used one of these?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by longdogs, 20 Jul 2012.

  1. http://www.kiboshpiperepair.com/index.php

    I saw this new tool advertised in a plumbers merchants and thought it might be a useful addition to the tool box. I understand they retail at aound ten quid but are re-useable.

    Has anyone used one of these?
     
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    I expect that most professionals would effect a proper repair on the spot.

    The brass compression slip repair fitting is a fraction of the cost and easy to use!

    Tony
     
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    Most of the bursts I attend to are either hidden or on bends :cry:
    John :)
     
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  5. Yes I agree with that
     
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    T E M P O R A R Y - until you can get a proper plumber in.
     
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    I agree with mr Charnwood these would be good for homeowners to
    Effect a temp repair then call in a proper plumber hopefully one who is registered
     
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    Not always that easy though. Nail through a pipe, isolating valve doesn't turn off, cold main stop tap inaccessible, stop tap in street concreted in. Let's stand and watch this leak bring the ceiling down whilst we wait for the water undertaker to come and dig up the stop tap.

    Main issue that I see is most leaks are smack on top of a joist where you couldn't get the tool in.
     
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    Did you lot not see the screw in stopcock at the show a year ago?

    Just screws up with a spanner on 15 mm tube and you can then turn off the water.

    You do not need to turn the water off and you don't lose a drop fitting it.

    About £44

    Tony
     
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    Come on Tony, post a link.

    Andy
     
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    I've got two on the van. Waiting for them to bring out a 22mm one.
     
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    Cheers tony. Thats a useful bit of kit. Just ordered one. 36 quid from corgi direct

    Is there anything special about the installation kit? As far as i can see its just a posi and extended hex bit and a socket bit. I have all of these already so i didn't order it
     
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    It makes one wonder how civilisation managed to last before these things.
     
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    £36!!! Cut and do it live!!!!!
     
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