Complete Copper Pipe Repair Guide

Leaking copper pipe
burst copper pipe with water leaking out.

The Tech-Patch Repair System. A Tech-Patch with a Starter Kit is required to repair a copper pipe.

Complete Copper Pipe Repair starts with surface preparation. The repair of a any pipe or tank substrate requires abrading the surface of the damages area down to the bare substrate. For copper pipe repair, you will need an XT Tech-Patch and one of our Starter Kits. XT Tech-Patches have a burst pressure rating of 120 psi, so will be able to handle the pressure in any home multi-unit dwelling or commercial building. Every Tech-Patch or Tech-Bond Kit comes with step-by-step instructions. Video on the repair process is below.

Repairing a crack in a copper pipe:

With any crack, regardless of substrate, we strongly recommend drilling a small hole at each end of the crack. Minimal pressure is required for a split in a pipe or tank to extend. The drilled holes stop this expansion.

Step-by-step instructions for repairing a copper pipe

1. Abrade the damaged surface area with 120 or 220 grit sandpaper.
2. Polish the same area with a 400 or 600 grit sandpaper.
3. Clean the surface with any cleaner that does not leave a residue.
4. Spray the damaged surface area with the Activator/Accelerator (AA).
5. Let the AA dry.
6. Apply a SI adhesive to the precut XT Tech-Patch EXCEPT for diagonal corners.
7. Pick up the patch by the diagonal corners. Apply tension.
8. Press onto the copper pipe. Use your fingers to press down the edges Grab will occur in 5 – 8 seconds.
9. Use the glue squeegee to apply firm pressure on the patch from the center out.
10. Apply a bead of the SI adhesive to the perimeter. Spray the bead with the AA.
11. Visually inspect for any problems.

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Fixing a copper pipe

Copper pipe repair can be an arduous task. In the past there were really only three options, pipe replacement, soldering or one of the so called “easy fix” solutions that required you to buy pipe, couplings and pipe cutters. and more. Luckily, we have developed a complete copper pipe repair guide for all pipes, including all types of copper; Type L, Type M and Type K. We offer a lifetime guarantee for our XT Tech-Patches.

The Miracle Material

Tech-Patches are made of a revolutionary material, FVMQ or fluorosilicone. FVMQ has remarkable resistance to aging, weather, chemicals, water, oil, gas and more. Now in conjunction with our patented Bonding Poly Process, you can easily and permanently bond our Tech-Patches, made of FVMQ to almost any pipe or tanks substrate, including all types of copper. Importantly, the cost of the Tech-Patch Repair System is just a fraction of the cost of total pipe replacement. Finally, if you can see the hole or crack, you can easily apply a Tech-Patch. Wraps are often difficult to use. Patches are not.

Pitting Corrosion:

By far the most common problem with copper pipes are leaks which occur as a direct result of pitting corrosion. Pitting corrosion is most likely to cause numerous pinhole leaks throughout the affected area. Don’t let the word pinhole fool you. While pinholes are small, do not underestimate the damage they can cause. Drywall damage and harmful mold buildup are just a few of the problems, this seemingly insignificant damage could cause. The older your pipes, the more often you should perform regular inspections to catch a small problem and fix it, before it becomes a large problem.

A favor

People who have a leaky pipe really do not want to wait for a delivery. When the Tech-Patch works as promised, please go to your local auto parts store, local hardware stores and/or your local farm supply store and tell them about Tech-Patches. When the next time occurs, you will then be able to repair your problem within 24 hours. Everyone else with a leak can also go and get an immediate solutions. Thank you.

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