Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 40
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RedNeckPlumber Tape useful for sealing LOW pressure leaks.
Useful things to know about this tape: 1) It sticks only to itself, so keep that in mind when using it. 2) It stretches to THREE TIMES its original length, so you are getting more than you thought for your money. Apply it stretched as much as you can without breaking it. Overlap 2/3 while wrapping for maximum strength. This tape will likely NOT work to seal a pressurized water pipe leak; Expect an aneurysm followed by a burst. However it works well for sealing a low-pressure leak.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DLJ1 So far so good
Discovered a leak in drainage pipe in my basement - more like a crack about 2" long. Original pipe so must be iron (house built 1925), which was painted and grimy.
Cleaned it off best I could and used almost the whole roll wrapped around the pipe. That was a month ago - just checked last night for the first time and no more leak.
It is a bit difficult to handle and wrap - it sticks to itself very well and will not come apart while you're handling it, so be careful or some will end up unusable.
I doubt that this would work for any water line under pressure, but for plain drainage it's working fine for me so far.
July 22, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marc woks as described
It works really well once you get a tight seal around the area that is leaking.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lightfool Amazing Product
A 2" main steam pipe in my house was spewing steam at a rusted out area about 1/8" x 3/4". Anything I tried would melt instantly or wouldn't seal. Plumbers wanted $200 or $300 to replace the pipe. About 16" of this stuff has kept it perfectly sealed for the last 5 years.
The area should be as clean as possible, and you really have to stretch it - you'll need at least two hands, and it takes a bit of work. But it's $6, and it works.
November 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuzyQ No plumber needed
Purchased to stop a leak in an under-the-kitchen sink drain pipe. As other reviewers stated, not the easiest to work with but absolutely stopped the leak. I was done in less than a half hour.
June 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by justanordinaryhomeowner This is a terrible product
This is a terrible product. I think that the people in the YouTube videos demonstrating this product are like the carnival barkers that show you how easy it is to make a basket or toss a ring onto a bottle. I tried two different applications today, neither remotely worked. The first one was automotive. The second, a pinhole leak in a half inch copper pipe at the brazed elbow junction. Perfectly smooth, easily accessible copper tubing. No excuses for a poor fit.
The water under the tape blew up the tape like an aneurism. The water found various points in the tape job to squeeze out of, albeit an inch or so to the right and left of my original leak. Something is wrong with this product. The instructions, the limited set of applications where it works, etc. It doesn't work.
I'm completely disappointed that Home Depot would even carry this product. I noticed on the reviews that some reviews that liked it did not detail the conditions of their application when they praised it. To me, that indicates that they haven't even tried it yet.
In case you're wondering why my photo shows yellow, I figured I'd post on the black in order to help more people find feedback for this product which is available in multiple colors. SKU 42366 01176. I can get my money back so I'm not mad at Home Depot, but this product wasted hours of my time that I could have put toward a genuine solution.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy The most versatile product - A Must Have
I have used this product in various applications; Sealing a leak quickly and easily. The key is to stretch the product during the application process to create a strong, durable seal. In addtion, I have use this product to wrap each end of rope that I use on my boat. The self fusing tape creates an outstanding bond which prevents the rope from fraying and/or unraveling. The silicone tape structure works well in marine applications were exposure to water is prominent. I used it to protect electrical connects from potential water/moisture. I really like the benefit of addressing these applications with no residue.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anna Good product
The tape is good quality tape, but not what I needed for my repair. It helped stem the flow with the aid of clamps until i could get a couple of sharkbite fittings and some pex pipe.
June 4, 2015