This article is and will always be about providing information on “do-it-yourself” products. Maybe it’s a product that is a temporary fix until you can get a professional in, or maybe it’s a permanent fix that you were easily able to do yourself. I was helping a customer yesterday who had a small leak under the sink in the kitchen. She did not want to call a plumber because of the expense involved and wanted to see if she could tackle it herself.
I took her to the tape aisle and showed her
When you are repairing plumbing with X-Treme tape, start by wrapping the tape around the pipe while pulling and wrapping at the same time. Start wrapping an inch before the leak and follow through until your wrap is an inch beyond the leak. Overlap the tape a quarter of inch each time. It’s the wrapping and pulling that creates a bond. You can use it on a hose on the car, sprinkler pipe in the yard, garden hoses, handles on tools, and even use it like a zip tie on electrical bundles. If it can be wrapped, then X-Treme tape can be used. It’s a great temporary clamp for odd-shaped projects. Throw a roll in the car, the RV, and keep one in the tool box.
Use coupon code XT0501-7 to receive 20% off your purchase of X-Treme Tape.
Now to the email…..
Question: I just had a sewer service come out and clean out the roots in the lines of my sewer system. Is there any DIY way that I can stay on top of this so I don’t have to call him again?
Answer: There are products that are 99% copper sulfate that will remove small roots in sewer and leach lines.
Question: I have 2 toilets that whistle when flushed. Can you tell me what has to be done to stop this whistle?
Answer: You need to change to a
Question: We just purchased a home in which they had carpet on the concrete outside. We have pulled up the carpet but there is a residue of white stuff still left over. We have tried paint thinner, goo gone, and nothing gets it up. We want to clean it up so we can stain it. Do you know what can remove the residue?
Answer: There is a mastic remover called