Repair a leaky PVC joint – without replacing any pipe

A leaking joint is the number one repair problem in the greenhouse, irrigation and dairy farm industries. When you Tech-Bond that leaking joint, you do not have to replace either the pipe or the coupling.

We apologize. Because of our growth, we are going through some much needed changes. Because of those changes we do not yet have the video on how to Tech-Bond a leak PVC joint. We gave successfully completed the lab and initial field tests. One of the steps we are taking is to develop partnerships with major local operations, a greenhouse, a dairy farm and an irrigation operation. With those partnerships, we will develop a better understanding of all the issues these operations face. With better understanding we will develop better solutions. Thank you for your patience.

What are the costs of a leaking joint?

There are a number of costs when a PVC joint is leaking. First there is the water (or other fluid) loss. Depending on your situation, fluid lost can be costly.
Granted pipe and coupling replacement is not expensive, but there is still a cost. What is most problematic in the repair of any leak is the time needed to make that repair. Systems have to be shut down during the repair process while one or more technicians are involved in making the repair. The $ 20.00 to 40.00 per hour for the cost of labor is not insignificant, but it is the waste of fluid and the downtime associated with the repair. that are often more problematic. For PVC, copper, galvanized, iron pipe, etc., you will need a Starter Kit. To purchase a Starter Kit, click on the button below. Use SI Black as the adhesive for the control provided.

Leaking PVC joint

Stopping the leaking PVC joint by Tech-Bonding the joint.

Tech-Bonding the leaking PVC joint.

The steps on how to Tech-Bond the joint to stop the leak are listed below.

  • The surfaces must be dry.
  • Abrade both the PVC pipe surface and the edge of the coupling.
  • Thoroughly clean both surfaces. There cannot be any dirt, grease, or residue.
  • Apply a bead of the Si Black along the entire seam of the joint. Use the nozzle as a paint brush to spread the adhesive as thin as possible.
  • Spray the Activator/Accelerator on the seam.
  • Repeat the the last two steps twice.

You are finished. Your repair is that easy. And your Tech-Bonded repair is permanent.

Is this for real?

We understand your skepticism. Since 2016, we have been consistently doing what many consider impossible, bonding polymers. With our patented Polymer Bonding Process (Process), you can bond Teflon®, Delrin®, polyproplyene, nylon, silicone rubber, HDPE, polyurethane, polyethylene, all polymers quickly, easily and permanently. Polymers can be bonded to themselves, to other polys and to almost all other substrates. Glass, stainless and alloy steels are the substrates where the Process does not form a permanent bond.

The Tech-Patch

When there are holes and crack in a pipe or tank, you will need a Tech-Patch. Tech-Patches are made using a polymer, specifically fluorosilicone.. In the aerospace and automotive industries, fluorosilicone is the polymer of choice. Tech-Patches are flexible, which any permanent patch must be, and are impervious to gas, oil, water, weather and most common chemicals. With the Polymer Bonding Process you can bond Tech-Patches to poly tank and pipes. There are two types of Tech-Patches, listed below.

GOTHIC

G Series Tech-Patch

G Series Tech-Patches are for the repair of both metal and plastic gas tanks. The reason why fluorosilicone is on of the few polymer taht is impervious is that the polymer surface is reinforced with another polymer. With G Series Tech-Patches both surfaces have the infused polymer. Either side of the G Series Tech-Patch can be placed against the tank or pipe.

CLASSICAL

XT Tech-Patches

ZT Tech-Patches seal holes and cracks in pipes and tanks that do not carry or hold gasoline. One of the Tech-Patch surfaces has been abraded increasing the stress rating to 120 psi. Always place the abraded side against the pipe or tank.

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