My hot tub has a slow dripping leak. It just needs some silcone to
reseal. I know generally you want the area to be totally dry before
using silicone. Just wondering if there is any type of silicone that
will seal a damp area properly? It would save me from having to
drain. I would think the spa repair people must have a way of sealing
Otherwise, perhaps I just wait until the next water change to do the
There are patching materials that work when wet, but silicone is not one of
them. Ask at the plumbing supply house. I've seen drain lines patched with
the stuff but I don't know if it will work in your case. Sometimes it is
best to just do the job right and replace the seals or gaskets.
Silicone is silicone rubber and there aren't any types that seal damp
areas better than others. Why not give it a try and see what happens? You
don't really have anything to lose do you except if it doesn't work some
extra time prepping the area when the tub is dry.
On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 06:58:05 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Pool stores sell an underwater epoxy that might work but for the
200-300 gallons of water you are talking about you are better off
draining it and doing it right. You may end up doing that in the end
anyway and have an epoxy mess to clean up before you can start.
Go to a Marine ( as in boating) store,
get some 3M below the water line sealant,
adhesive. This is some real sticky stuff
Putting silicone on it is just like pissing in the wind.
It ain't bragging, if you can back it up___
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