When I received this Rust-Oleum Opaque LeakSeal silicone tape I was very skeptical. I did not see any glue on either side of the silicone tape. Any way I tried to test it on a Sprinkler Hose. Turned the water On. marked the place where water was shooting out. Taped the area with Rust-Oleum Opaque LeakSeal silicone tape. Amazing! No leak at all. I couldn't believe my eyes, but I had to, since the truth is in front of my eyes.
I have the video for you to see. Watch the magic tape.
My research told me that LeakSeal Tape is an innovative self-fusing silicone tape that wraps tightly around surfaces to seal cracks and leaks. Once removed, leaves no tape residue. Ideal for pipes and tubular shaped surfaces; water pipe, electrical wires, etc.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Use, Looks High End, Modern
I had a new kitchen sink installed with three holes. One hole was for the on top of the counter water filter. Lovely plumber didn't make a fitting for me so the cable is thinner then the hole and therefore water gets in and floods the cabinet below. I was using paper towels to plug the hole but they eventually get wet and smelly. So I tried this tape and stuck it to itself. One piece underneath the opening and one on top. I basically taped the filter water cable into the hole. Works great!
Pros: Dries Quickly, Easy to Apply, Good Protection, Very Adhesive
Not exactly sure what makes this tape stick as there's no adhesive I can feel but it definately does stick, at least to itself. Need to be careful when wrapping to make sure tape doesn't fold onto itself.
Tried it on some leaks around plastic fittings and poly pipe. It stopped 2 out of the 3 leaks and slowed down the third. Also tried using it on a leaky handle of a watering wand and it didn't do much there. Possibly because it has a slightly textured surface.
Cleaned and dryed all surfaces, applied tape by stretching as per instructions and applied more thape than needed and made sure it was tight. Had to be a little careful because it iss possible to rip the tape if pulled too tight.
This tape is the ultimate leak sealer, able to withstand extreme pressure up to an amazing temperature of 500 degrees. Having an old car, I'm always going to carry a roll for the next time the water hose disintegrates. Out here in the middle of nowhere, being able to make a repair could literally be a life saver.
I also have an extensive drip feed irrigation system, and I had hoped to use the tape to fix woodpecker holes. While the tape works perfectly for this, it is just not economical- I would go through a roll of tape just to fix a days bird damage. Goof plugs, while not perfect, are so much cheaper on a per-hole basis.
However in winter I often find that drip line fittings crack in the frost, especially the inline connectors which split in the middle. These pricy fittings cannot be fixed by anything but this tape so I will be using the tape for this.
Since it also is a great electrical insulator I plan to replace all the electrical tape on my trailer- it just doesn't hold up to the harsh road environment- but I know that Leakseal will do a much better job.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Use, Dries Quickly, many uses
I tried this on a slice in a power cord where the connection flexes, and electrical tape had not really held up very well. It seems to work great, and one of the big advantages to this is that there is no gummy tape residue like electrical tape leaves. I have no leaking pipes but I look forward to trying it on a minor leak especially in a drain type situation. I don't think it is probably wise to use on a supply pipe for a long term solution, even though it would probably hold up just fine!