Typical steel pipes used in domestic heating systems, as is well known, have one significant drawback associated with the possibility of corrosion of their surface, which often leads to leakage. That is why most homeowners will not be overly acquainted with how to eliminate leaking heating pipes at home.
Corrosion of the heating pipe
The cause of leakage in the apartment The heating system can be:
Corrosion of individual sections of the pipeline is most often explained by the fact that condensate forms on the pipe with hot water, which penetrates into insufficiently protected areas and causes metal to break down. The most likely places of leakage are the following sections of steel pipe:
Immediately, we note that taking drastic measures implies a complete replacement of the rusty pipe section or the entire heating element as a whole (battery sections, for example). In this article, we will consider techniques that provide temporary (operational) elimination of dangerous leakage by localizing it and then blocking it.
Using the adhesive bandage
The most common method of temporary localization Damage on the flat part of the pipe is the use of an elastic rubber lining, through which it is possible to stop the flow for some time.
For reliable blocking of the damage site, it is necessary, firstly, that the pad itself be somewhat wider than the damage zone and, secondly, that it is rigidly fixed at the edges using special clamps or annealed wire.
Installing the collar
In addition, you can eliminate the leak in the pipe using a standard prefabricated brace with all the necessary elements for blocking the leakage (a set of rubber pads and clamping clamps).
The blocking of the leak by rubber
The factory retaining set can be used even if the threaded connection is damaged ( locations of fittings, for example). In this case, a soft (elastic) rubber band, by means of which it is possible to compensate for this difference, is best suited to block the docking zone of pipes with different diameters. After winding on the connection point of the fitting and the pipe, the edges of such a rubber bandage are securely clamped by means of a clamp.
We put on the collar
Another way to quickly eliminate leaks involves the use of medical bandage and regular table salt. To implement it, it is sufficient to wrap the leakage area with a bandage spilled with edible salt. After some time, the salt will dissolve and tighten the leak. Immediately, we note that this method of surgical intervention should be used only in extreme cases (as a temporary measure).
The option to repair a leak at the junction of the battery sections is reduced to wrapping the damaged area with a silk fabric impregnated with some moisture-resistant adhesive (epoxy glue, for example).
Elimination of the leak
Before plugging a leak in a pipe using any of the methods described above, the following should be clearly understood: