On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 00:09:43 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
| On 4 Nov 2005 03:08:20 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
| >my father's house has a leaking lead inlet water mains pipe. I cant see
| >the break as it is covered by the pipe wall bracket, i imagine it is a
| >crack. The pipe is dripping a drop once every 10 secs and is in the
| >cellar/basement of my father's house.
| >How would I do a temporary repair to stop the dripping until the lead
| >piping system is replaced?
| >Thanks for your help inadvance
| Most hardware stores sell a red rubber in a pack with some cork and
| gasket material. They are about 6 inch squares, under $5.
| Cut a strip of the rubber and put a hose clamp (or two) around it.
| You will have to open and spread the clamp to get it around the pipe.
Not so! Hardware stores are very rare in the UK, they hardly exist in
towns. In my <mumble> years I have never seen what you describe.
Dave Fawthrop <dave hyphenologist co uk>
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