We brought in a product last year that
was a Shark Tank winner called
Fiber Fix. You couldn’t miss
their booth because those boys from Utah were chanting “
100 times better than duct tape”. That is a major
Fiber Fix is a tape that you submerse in
water to activate the epoxy and then wrap around a pipe that is
leaking. Can you imagine turning off the water because of a leak
when it’s time for everyone to take a shower? Well with
you can wrap the pipe and in 10 minutes you would turn the
water back on and everyone would be happy again. And
is a permanent fix, not a temporary one that you would have to
ultimately call a plumber. Well the boys from Utah that I saw at the
National Hardware Show this year have come up with a
that will cure in the sunlight. No water necessary!
Rigid Patch hardens like steel and cures in 10 minutes.
So if you have a canoe that took a gash from an underwater rock and
it leaks you could apply the
Fiber Fix Rigid Patch and
be back in the river in 10 minutes. If you use your wheel barrow to
haul rocks around the yard then you know that you can puncture a
fiberglass wheel barrow and have a mess. You can apply the
and it will harden tougher than the original tray. Do you
have a leak in any water tank? Maybe the pools pump? Water feature?
Rigid Fix comes with everything you need from cleaning
towels to clean the surface, 3 patches, 3 pairs of gloves and
sandpaper. The instructions tell you to clean the surface, put on
gloves, apply exposed side of patch to damaged surface, and then work
the patch from the outside in. This will ensure a tight seal.
Expose the patch to the sunlight and the patch will change from gold
to white. Give the patch another 5 minutes for the resin to
completely cure. It was great to see the Utah boys again and see
what they had brought to the show. And this time they did not need
to “chant “at their booth to gather excitement – their booth
Now to the email…..
Question: I have a brick house that
the sprinkler has left white stains. I want to clean them off and
then is there a way to keep it from coming back?
Answer: Most masons will clean that
off with muriatic acid. But there is a product by Goof Off called
Rust Remover that will remove the lime deposit left from the
sprinkler. Spray it on and let it work and rinse off you don’t
have to scrub. Then use the DryLok Masonry Sealer to keep it from
coming back. Apply the DryLok with a brush.
Question: I have old throw rugs that I
really like. The backing has slowly flaked off and now if I step on
the rug the wrong way I go sliding. Is there anything that I can use
on the floor that will anchor the rugs so no one gets hurt? (like
Answer: Fiber Lok applied to
the back of your washable rugs will keep the rugs from slipping.
Using a cheap foam brush paint a big X on the back of the rug with
Fiber Lok. Work outside because the odor is strong. Let
it cure for 24 hours and then you can use the rug. You will be able
to wash and dry the rug after a week.
Question: I have a old Hunter fan that
works great. The light kit makes noise because it wiggles when the
fan is on. How can I keep the light kit from making noise so that I
can use it when the fan is on? The light kit is old but I really
like it and it matches everything else.
Answer: No problem, put some
electrical tape on the top of the light fixture and then tighten down
the screw on top of the tape. This will stabilize the fixture and
the noise will stop.