How To Repair Leaky Pipes

Find out what to do if your plumbing springs a leak and you need a quick fix. Learn how to fix your leaking pipe with a temporary or semi-permanent patch repair kit, or pipe repair couplings. See how to repair pipes with fiberglass or epoxy patch repair kits, self-fusing silicone rescue tape, pipe repair couplings or push fittings.

Shopping List

  •   Pow-R-Wrap
    found with Pipes products.
  •   Pow-R-Patch
    found with Pipes products.
  •   Pow-R-Stick
    found with Untitled products.
  •   Pipe Repair Clamp
    found with Untitled products.
  •   Compression Coupling
    found with Untitled products.

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Shopping List

  •   Pow-R-Wrap
    found with Pipes products.
  •   Pow-R-Patch
    found with Pipes products.
  •   Pow-R-Stick
    found with Untitled products.
  •   Pipe Repair Clamp
    found with Untitled products.
  •   Compression Coupling
    found with Untitled products.

Project Steps

Step 1:  Find the source of the leak

Find the leak to see if it is in the middle of a pipe run, or in a joint.

Step 2:  Repairing leaks at joint connections

There are several good temporary options for repairing leaks at joint connections:
1. Fiberglass and epoxy repair patches
2. Epoxy putty
3. Fiberglass wrap
4. Self-Fusing silicone tape

Step 3:  Repairing leaks in the middle of a pipe run

Here are good temporary options for repairing leaks in the middle of a run:
1. Repair clamps
2. Compression coupling
3. Push fittings

Pro Tips

  • Don’t put off permanent repairs
  • Check product instructions
  • Is it drinking-water safe?
  • Will it work with existing pipes?
  • Have a licensed pro repair gas pipes