£33,000 water bill after massive leak

£33,000 water bill after massive leak

A 29-year-old scaffolding firm owner from Peacehaven in East Sussex, has been handed a gargantuan £33,000 water bill. Apparently 21.5 million litres of water leaked from the pipes around his rented property – enough to fill six swimming pools – and the water company decided to bill him for every litre. Read More at AOL...
What can X-TREME tape be used for ?

What can X-TREME tape be used for ?

Leak Mate X-TREME Tape Suggested Uses • M.D.P.E Pipe Repair• Emergency Radiator Hose Repair • Water Hose & Pipe repair • Boat Rigging • Coating ends of Rope • Home & Garden • Corrosion Protection • Electrical Insulation • Weatherproofing Electrical Connections • Wiring Harnesses • Wire Bundles • Sealing Electrical Connections • Plumbing Repair • Emergency O-Rings & Seals • Sport & Tool Handles • And much, much...
DEVICE PLUGS THE LEAK UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

DEVICE PLUGS THE LEAK UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

A Wolverhampton-based design company averted flooding and saved thousands of pounds in repairs after using Inta’s new Leakmate plumbing tool to temporarily seal a burst pipe. Mitch Stone, Director at iDM design, says: “We noticed there was a leak coming from under the kitchen sink. Luckily we had a Leakmate in the building, as we had been photographing the product earlier in the month. “One of our designers used the tool to seal the broken pipe until we could get a plumber in to resolve the issue. Without Inta’s Leakmate, we may have had to pay a fortune in repairs, as the nature of our work means we have a lot of digital equipment in the office.” Leakmate is a clamp system that offers a temporary fix for broken pipes when there is a leak, allowing time for repair before damage can occur. It is easy to fit and comprises three different sized reusable seals, suitable for 10, 15 and 22mm pipes. Stuart Gizzi, MD of Inta, says: “Leakmate does exactly what it says on the tin it bides users’ valuable time until they can organise a more permanent...

Eyre and Elliston Leak Mate Stockist

Eyre and Elliston are an independent electrical wholesale distributor with 56 strategically located branches across the UK. Each of Eyre and Elliston branches offers a full trade counter, telephone and delivery service. As well as standard products Eyre and Elliston offer a recycling service and a free in house Lighting Design facility. Eyre and Elliston Branch Locations 1 Morpeth 2 Newcastle 3 Carlisle 4 Sunderland 5 Middlesbrough 6 Northallerton 7 Malton 8 Burnley 9 Leeds 10 Bury 11 Castleford 12 Liverpool 13 Bolton 14 Warrington 15 Sale 16 Sheffield 17 Chesterfield 18 Mansfield 19 Newark 20 Stoke 21 Nottingham 22 Loughborough 23 Leicester 24 Lye 25 Birmingham 26 Redditch 27 Stratford 28 Northampton 29 Huntingdon 30 Oxford 31 Kempston 32 Letchworth 33 Witney 34 High Wycombe 35 Welwyn 36 Bracknell 37 Newbury 38 Reading 39 Slough 40 Aldershot 41 LONDON* 42 Horsham 43 Strood 44 Christchurch 45 Brighton 46 Maidstone 47 Ashford 48 Canterbury 49 Poole 50 Blandford...

Why is Leak Mate for the Plumber Electrician Joiner Builder Decorator and DIY Enthusiast?

Why is Leak Mate for the Plumber, Electrician, Joiner, Builder, Decorator and DIY Enthusiast? Let’s picture it, you have put a heating system in and filled it up cold, you fire up the boiler and the system is getting hot with rising pressure and temperature, a fitting starts leaking, The time it takes to drain the system down, is enough time to cause damage to the customer’s home, you put a bowl under the pipe to catch the water only to find you can’t get it out again, it’s messy and worrying and the last thing one wants is an insurance claim, or to reduce your bill because of damage caused by the leak.  Leak Mate is a unique reusable tool that will stop leaks in seconds allowing time to safely drain the system. The tool is supplied with reusable 10 15 & 22mm seals that have a recessed step moulded in every seal to fit copper fittings.Leak Mate also seals split pipes and holed pipes whether plastic or copper up to 10 Bar. The product has been field tested by a plumbing company over the last 2 yrs.Leak Mate is an essential tool for all Tradesmen and homeowners as a temporary fix allowing minimum disruption. The Leak will need to be fixed at a more convenient time by a qualified plumber. There is no comparable product currently available in the market place. The Leak Mate Tool provides a quick easy solution to a variety of sizes of leaking pipe and fittings and the tool is re-usable time and time...

After the cold spell: Fixing copper pipe leaks

The recent cold weather has caused a lot of pipes to burst and these problems only became apparent once the thaw set in. Not only have the mains water supplies been affected by reductions in pressure from leaks, but a lot of buildings owners discovered leaks inside their properties. During the Christmas break I helped to fix some copper piping which was leaking. It was the first time I have done this, my Father in law showed me how; it was a straight forward task and is something most people could attempt. I have listed how to carry out the repair below in case it may be of use to someone. The particular house wasunoccupied during the cold weather with the water turned off. But when the water was turned on again after the thaw, there were four leaks from burst pipes. The burst pipes was the copper water piping for the central heating. See photographs below. We fixed the leaks by: Turning off the water. Cutting the pipe either side of the leak with a pipe cutter, this cutter also shaped the end of the pipe ready for the new connection. Cutting a new section of copper pipe from a long piece bought in the local hardware shop. Fitting the valve connector to link the new sections together. We used white tape on the threads to help water tightness. Only valve connectors were available as the standard (non-valve) connectors were sold out. We turned the water on again and checked the connection for leaks. Tools required: Copper pipe of same diameter as damaged section, pipe cutter/ shaper, two spanners, white...