Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 76
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bubbakin Water tight plumbing? No. Other misc usues only.
I believe somewhere on the package it states it'll seal leaking plumbing but in my case that didn't work. A little piece will go along way if wrapping hard around something. Kind of awkward to use because pull too hard and it'll break off or start twisting and not come back apart leaving a useless section. I abandoned its use for plumbing but I guess if you had a heavy duty clamp to go the length of cracked pipe it would hold. If your trying to seal a fitting or anything else I'd say it's impossible with the product you're just wasting your time.
A better use I've found for this stuff is insulation for electronic things. Just small appliances or automotive wiring. It should hold against itself if wrapped tightly but I find myself putting a small amount of tape over it just for piece of mind.
I'm sure there are many other uses I could find for this product but for the cost and ease of use I wouldn't call it a innovative "all purpose" product that you'll use constantly. It's more of an expensive accidentally purchase that'll be in our junk drawer getting used rarely in successful fashion, or cut off in failure. Due to its cost I will not replace it when it's gone. If this stuff was a few bucks I'd have a bunch though.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rj Gets it done
Stretches and seals great.. Just make sure you use a knife to cut it. Do not try and tear it by hand
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stringart The right tool for the job.
The tape fused and sealed exactly like I expected.
November 10, 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 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 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 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