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Old 11-22-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hey everybody,

I've got a washing machine water line that has a pretty big puncture and it squirts water out. I was thinking of just replacing it, but my buddy told me about some silicone tape that is waterproof. I've been researching it and looks like it will do the job. You guys ever heard of it? I already bought a pack, will be here in a few days, but I just wanted to know the reputation behind this stuff.


Let me know if any of you guys have ever seen this or anything and if it worked for you

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
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While it may help, few of these products work well. In general, the only real solution is to replace the leaking item.

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Ayuh,... Your willing to risk your home for a 2 dollar hose that's easy to change,..??

I'm just have'n a hard time gettin' my head around that....

That tape probably costs More than the New hose...
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Hey everybody,

I've got a washing machine water line that has a pretty big puncture and it squirts water out. I was thinking of just replacing it, but my buddy told me about some silicone tape that is waterproof. I've been researching it and looks like it will do the job. You guys ever heard of it? I already bought a pack, will be here in a few days, but I just wanted to know the reputation behind this stuff.



Let me know if any of you guys have ever seen this or anything and if it worked for you
This is such a stunningly ill advised repair.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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I used duct tape and hose clamps to fix a radiator hose on a truck when I was 120 miles from home once. It did the trick, but it was only temporary. I agree with the others on this one - I would simply replace the hose and be done with it.
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wow, why bother patching something that is so easily replaced? If you want to know a good reason why you should just replace it, look around the internet for stories about washer hoses breaking and the thousands and thousands of dollars of damage caused.

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I agree with the other guys. Unless there's something we're all missing, this seems like a no-brainer.
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The only thing that makes sense of this repair is that the OP owns the company that makes the tape..

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The only thing that makes sense of this repair is that the OP owns the company that makes the tape..
The stuff costs almost twice as much as new hose.
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Yeah, pretty silly indeed.... let's not be advertising here, ok? heh heh

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No offence to ItsBroke, I don't know it was an attempt to advertise. He did post another question to another part of this board.

The product mentioned might work as a fix on a DRAIN hose, but temporarily only, IMO.
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The incompetant fools at one Home Depot sold me a "permant" pipe repair. It was some steel with couplings and rubber gaskets, much better than just silicone tape.


There was an insurance claim a month later.
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This thread is too irresistable to not reply. Buy the hose and a roll of the tape. Replace the hose. Keep the tape arround as a backup.
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Woa, just got back from a little mini vacation and noticed all this stuff through the email. I just had a friend tell me about it and I looked it up. My friend isn't too HANDY in the first place, he just mentioned it. Didn't mean to come across as advertising. I bought a new hose instead, it was cheap enough, I've never replaced one and I'm always running around for work. I've had the same washer for years.

Anyways guys, thanks for the input. Tape came in by the way, keeping it in the tool box for a rainy day. No AD!

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