Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 25
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RedondoPete Sharkbite worked better
Epoxy didn't work for me on my pin hole leak on 1in supply line to the house- cleaned the pipe with 220 grit and alcohol, drained all the water, mixed the putty (disposable gloves help) put a healthy ring around the pipe, and let it set up for an hour. Was rock hard, and didn't leak when I turned the water back on. Leaked over night though.
Sharkbite worked perfectly, and I would do this first next time. The sharkbite only allows 2in of pipe to be removed, which is hard to do when replacing an epoxy patch- for this reason I would skip the epoxy next time and go straight to the $20 sharkbite.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dropkickdave2014 It didn't work
So there was a leak and i applied the puddy on the pipe and all it did was fall off i followed the steps and did it a couple times and nothing held
July 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Good product
Fixed a nail hole size on an 1/2 in. copper pipe.
-Dry the pipe before apply the putty. Turn off the main water valve, drain water from the pipe.
-Clean, sand, clean, also clean the surrounding area if needed.
-I used about an inch of the putty, mixed well until feel the heat from the mix (about 1 minute).
-Pinch a small mixed putty to fill the nail hole, then use the rest to cover around the pipe like a ring for stronger support (see images). Press the putty firmly against the pipe.
-wait about 1 hr before turn water back on
July 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TnCarolina How to use this stuff
Had a small leak in the washer drain pipe in an elbow going towards the sewer pipe. Location is a very small corner, next to the 220 volt wire and another water pipe. It would be a big job to replace the pipe, so John the plumber at Home Depot came to the rescue. Told him my problem, his first words were Epoxy Putty.
After learning the hard way (step #1 = throw the directions away, I know how to do this!), I spent 20 minutes reading reviews and how-to's on the 'net.
Best of what I read, if possible:
** Prepare an area one inch around the leak,
** make sure the surface is clean of dirt, grease, etc.
** clean it well and then clean it with rubbing alcohol
** let it dry good and wipe it several times with a dry towel
** sand the area with sand paper and or a wire brush
** clean it again as above
** cut off a one inch piece of the putty
** if you can, use a stop watch so you can stay on
the curing schedule = 1-3 minutes to mix and spread on the area
**some say more time, but better to be safe
** The putty has two parts, dark and medium gray, you want to
mix it until it is all light to medium gray
** Mix means kneading it with your fingers by squeezing and rolling in a ball,
then rolling it into a longish stick the size of a cigarette, rolling that a few times
and then roll it into a ball.
** do this for about a minute – ball, stick, ball, stick and you should have a good “mix”
** Next apply it to the leak area – about ¼” to ½” thick, one inch surrounding the leak area.
** press it into the crevices and if you cleaned well, it will stick easily
** don’t mess with it too long, then go clean up.
** I did a one inch chunk first and cleaned up
** Then decided to use the whole $3.19 tube all around the 2” pipe – what the hay !
** three more 1” chunks as per above and I had two palms that were solid putty
** tried dish soap and a green scratchy cleaning pad – no luck
** the water and soap made the putty malleable – so I used a dull knife to scrape it off
and into the trash can / not to clog the drain with stuff that will never dissolve or float away.
** I want to let it fully cure overnight before I test it and will report back
** Hope it works cause I have a new washer + dryer to be installed tomorrow !
** best to you, T in Carolina
July 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrowningInCollegeDebt Repairing my BMW coolant reservoir
well, whatever moron that worked on my car last didn't put a part back where it was supposed to go... ended up hitting the coolant reservoir when i hit a bump and basically put a 5 in crack down the side of it. I've got a date tomorrow and frankly don't feel like paying a ton for BMW parts(cause they are too expensive). so i put this stuff on the crack, and then added a 2nd layer over that after the first layer dried... this stuff dries very hard, and if mixed right, it doesn't chip or crumble. I'm hoping it can handle the pressure and heat, and i think it will do fine... but there is only one way to find out! ill update this based off the results
October 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Regular Pvc pipe
Ensure you watch video, role and mix it thoroughly and it works if not will continue to leak
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobbyG EP-200 Epoxy Putty - My Saving Grace
EP-200 Epoxy Putty - My Saving Grace
This was a very difficult repair of a stubborn ¾” PVC leak on the cold water line into a 90-degree elbow. Limited repair access allowed my left arm in about 18 inches. All of the prep (sanding and cleaning with alcohol) and molding the EP-200 Epoxy Putty around the pipe joint was done with my non-dominant arm, my left eye, and a small flashlight.
Not the best of conditions however after a week of looking at the repair with a flashlight I found absolutely no moisture around the PVC pipe joint or on the floor below it. I had placed a paper towel below the repair as a monitoring system and it never showed the presence of a leak.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product and am keeping the balance of the material in a double sealed container to prevent premature hardening before I need it again, and I am sure I will, as this was not my first time with a leak of this type. This EP-200 Epoxy Putty is truly My Saving Grace.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tank Works well
I used this product to patch a tub drain that cracked and it worked better then expected.
November 12, 2013